insane asylum

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of insane asylum

somewhat old-fashioned
: a hospital for people with mental illness : a mental hospital

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : affected with insanity (see insanity 2)

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

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

  2. : a place of retreat and security : shelter

  3. : the protection or security afforded by an asylum : refuge


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