pesthouse

[ pest-hous ]
/ ˈpɛstˌhaʊs /

noun, plural pest·hous·es [pest-hou-ziz]. /ˈpɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a house or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease.

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Origin of pesthouse

First recorded in 1605–15; pest + house
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British Dictionary definitions for pesthouse

pesthouse
/ (ˈpɛstˌhaʊs) /

noun

obsolete a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseasesAlso called: lazaretto
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Medical definitions for pesthouse

pest house

n.

A hospital for patients affected with plague or other infectious disease.
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