Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hospital for the treatment of leprosy.

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  • n. A place or institution (such as a colony, house or hospital used) for the treatment of leprosy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hospital for the treatment of leprosy.

Etymologies

Medieval Latin leprōsārium, from Late Latin leprōsus, leprous; see leprous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "The nine miles from Ban Me Thuot to the leprosarium was the longest nine miles in the world."

    Vietti, Eleanor A.

  • The day the Viet Cong raided the leprosarium was a Wednesday.

    Vietti, Eleanor A.

  • Public-spirited citizens wrote to the papers, declaiming against the maintenance of such a danger to the community, and demanding that the United States government build a national leprosarium on some remote island or isolated mountain peak.

    CHAPTER XXI

  • By 1914, the site was designated a national leprosarium and President Woodrow Wilson assigned $250,000 for the “care and treatment of people affected with leprosy.”

    The Sanctuary of Outcasts (copy)

  • He was working in the laboratory of a leprosarium when he and Guevara took to the road.

    Alberto Granado, Che Guevara's motorcycle companion, dies at 88

  • "Founded in 1894 as a state leprosarium in nearby Carville, La., the center is considered the premier research and treatment facility in the world for leprosy," The Post reports.

    Old myths about leprosy still around

  • Cortés built a leprosarium, the Hospital de San Lázaro, named for the patron saint of lepers, in Tlaxpana, outside Mexico City.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot,

    Benge letter

  • Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.

    Enough already

  • My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.

    Enough already

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  • "It is possible that there were about 19,000 leprosariums in Europe by the time Robert the Bruce was born..."
    —Michael Howell and Peter Ford, The Ghost Disease, and Twelve Other Stories of Detective Work in the Medical Field, (New York: Penguin Books, 1985), 294

    September 11, 2008