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  • An unincorporated city of west-central Maryland, a residential suburb of Washington, DC. The National Institutes of Health and Naval Medical Center are here.

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  • proper noun biblical A pool in Jerusalem mentioned in the New Testament.
  • noun poetic Any location whose waters are supposed to have curative properties.

Etymologies

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From Aramaic, (בית-חסדא, literally "House of Grace").

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