insane asylum

noun

now usually offensive
: a hospital for people with mental illness : a mental hospital

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Recent Examples on the Web The centerpiece of Mimi Lien's shapeshifting scenic design is an enormous, multitiered factory crane that lurches over the cast and audience throughout the show: air-dropping Sweeney's death-dealing barber chair, and at one point, doubling as an insane asylum. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023

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“Insane asylum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insane%20asylum. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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