insane asylum

Definition of insane asylum

somewhat old-fashioned

  1. :  a hospital for people with mental illness :  a mental hospital

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  exhibiting a severely disordered state of mind :  affected with mental illness

    :  affected with insanity (see insanity 2)

    :  unable to think in a clear or sensible way :  crazy

  1. :  an inviolable place of refuge and protection giving shelter to criminals and debtors :  sanctuary

    :  a place of retreat and security :  shelter

    :  the protection or security afforded by an asylum :  refuge

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