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madhouse

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noun mad·house \ˈmad-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of madhouse

  1. 1 :  a place where insane persons are detained and treated

  2. 2 :  a place of uproar or confusion



Examples of madhouse in a sentence

  1. The stadium was a madhouse when the team won the championship.

  2. <it was hard to believe that this place with the bright cheery walls was really a madhouse>



1687

First Known Use of madhouse

1687


MADHOUSE Defined for Kids

madhouse

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noun mad·house \ˈmad-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of madhouse for Students

  1. :  a place or scene of complete confusion or noisy excitement





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