a mental hospital marked by squalor and inhumane or indifferent care for the patients.
an intensely chaotic or disagreeable place or situation.
Words nearby snake pit
Origin of snake pit
First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for snake pit
He cut three red strips from his back, and cast him into the snake-pit.The Norwegian Fairy Book|Clara Stroebe