Asylum vs Pesthouse - What's the difference?

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Asylum is a see also of pesthouse.


As nouns the difference between asylum and pesthouse

is that asylum is a place of safety while pesthouse is an establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections.

asylum

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A place of safety.
  • The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place.
  • A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally ill.
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    Synonyms

    * sanctuary * shelter

    Derived terms

    * insane asylum * mental asylum * orphan asylum * asylum seeker

    See also

    * refugee ----

    pesthouse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections
  • See also

    * asylum * sanatorium

    Anagrams

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