from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An institution for the mentally ill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun slang 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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  • noun slang lunatic asylum

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  • noun pejorative terms for an insane asylum


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