Definition of Pesthouse

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

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



Definition of Pesthouse

1. n. A house or hospital for persons who are infected with any pestilential disease.

Definition of Pesthouse

1. Noun. An establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pesthouse

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Medical Definition of Pesthouse

1. A house or hospital for persons who are infected with any pestilential disease. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pesthouse

pester power
pestered
pesterer
pesterers
pestering
pesteringly
pesterings
pesterment
pesterments
pesterous
pesters
pestery
pestful
pesthole
pestholes
pesthouse (current term)
pesthouses
pesticaemia
pesticidal
pesticidally
pesticide
pesticide poisoning
pesticide residues
pesticide synergists
pesticides
pestiduct
pestiducts
pestier
pestiest
pestiferous

Literary usage of Pesthouse

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1. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1807)
"Near OLD STREET SQUARE, in pesthouse Row, is THE FRENCH HOSPITAL, erected in the year 1717. By letters patent, granted by George I. in the next year, ..."

2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1904)
"MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS—pesthouse as Proximate Oans» Of Spread of Smallpox.—If the location of a pesthouse is such as to render the city liable for smallpox ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"Thurston County v. Sisters of Charity of House of Providence, 44 Pac. 252, 253, 14 Wash. 204. pesthouse. "Hospitals," as used in an ordinance providing for ..."

4. History of the Plague in London by Daniel Defoe (1894)
"... and some houses having been shut up in the city, and some people being removed to the pesthouse beyond Bunhill Fields, in the way to Islington. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Instructions to Juries in Civil and Criminal Cases by Henry Edward Randall (1922)
"Yet, while this is true, if the jury shall further believe from the evidence that by reason of the proximity of said pesthouse to the tract of acres of ..."

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