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- n. An establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house or hospital for persons who are infected with any pestilential disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hospital for persons infected with the plague, smallpox, or other pestilential disease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
pest + house (Wiktionary)