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- n. A psychiatric hospital, or the psychiatric ward of a hospital.
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- n. a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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The knowledge that Hampstead’s wife was in some sort of mental institution had leaked out and was a subject of staff-room gossip when the senior members of the common-room were not present.