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lazaretto

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noun, laz·a·ret·to \ˌla-zə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of lazaretto

plural lazarettos or lazarets also lazarettes

  1. 1 usually lazaretto :  an institution (as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases

  2. 2 :  a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine

  3. 3 usually lazaret or lazarette :  a space in a ship between decks used as a storeroom



Variants of lazaretto

or lazaret play \-ˈret\ also lazarette \-ˈret\

Origin of lazaretto

Italian lazzaretto, alteration of Nazaretto, quarantine station in Venice, from Santa Maria di Nazareth, church on the island where it was located


First Known Use: 1549

Rhymes with lazaretto


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lazaretto

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noun laz·a·ret·to \ˌlaz-ə-ˈret-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of lazaretto

plural lazarettos or lazarets

  1. 1usually lazaretto :  an institution (as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases

  2. 2:  a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine



Variants of lazaretto

or lazaret \-ˈret, -ˈrēt\play play

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