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- n. A facility designed where persons with serious mental disorders are housed.
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- n. a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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The benevolent institutions maintained by the State include an insane asylum situated at Chattahoochee, a school for the blind, deaf, and dumb at St. Augustine, and a reform school for youthful delinquents at Marianna.
Or maybe she’s getting her own bedside phone at the insane asylum and wants to put you on auto-dial.
The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap.