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

  • n. Offensive Slang An institution for the mentally ill.

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  • n. lunatic asylum

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An institution for the confinement or treatment of insane persons, such as an insane asylum or the psychiatric ward of a hospital.

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  • n. pejorative terms for an insane asylum

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