Definition of Lazaretto

1. Noun. Hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy).

Exact synonyms: Lazar House, Lazaret, Lazarette, Pesthouse
Generic synonyms: Hospital, Infirmary



2. Noun. A small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship.
Exact synonyms: Glory Hole
Generic synonyms: Cabinet, Locker, Storage Locker

Definition of Lazaretto

1. Noun. A medical facility specializing in the care for contagious patients. ¹

2. Noun. A ship or building used for quarantine. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) An area on some merchant ships where provisions are stored. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lazaretto

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Medical Definition of Lazaretto

1. A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases. Origin: F. Lazaret, or It. Lazzeretto, fr. Lazarus. See Lazar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lazaretto

laystall
laystalls
laytime
laytimes
layup
layups
laywoman
laywomen
lazar
lazar house
lazarenkoite
lazaret
lazarets
lazarette
lazarettes
lazaretto (current term)
lazarettos
lazarine leprosy
lazarite
lazars
lazarwort
laze
laze about
laze around
lazed
lazer
lazes
lazied
lazier
lazies

Literary usage of Lazaretto

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"Freight was earned upon the depositing of the cargo in the lazaretto, ... The duties also accrued in the lazaretto, and until they were paid the goods could ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1921)
"Proposed removal of lazaretto to either Fort Delaware or Reedy Island. ... Laws governing lazaretto station should be revised; reference to extra fee ..."

3. Narrative of the Late Expedition to the Dead Sea: From a Diary by One of the edited by Edward P. Montague (1849)
"Removal of our Captain to lazaretto—Mediterranean squadron— Fumigation of ship—Wholesale ... The Captain has this day been removed to the lazaretto. ..."

4. Medical and Topographical Observations Upon the Mediterranean: And Upon by Gustavus Richard Brown Horner (1839)
"lazaretto. This establishment is by far the most extensive and important of ... This lazaretto* was founded in the year 1794, and designed by a captain of ..."

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