lazaretto

noun
laz·​a·​ret·​to | \ ˌla-zə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce lazaretto (audio) \
variants: or lazaret \ ˌla-​zə-​ˈret How to pronounce lazaret (audio) \ or less commonly lazarette \ ˌla-​zə-​ˈret How to pronounce lazarette (audio) \
plural lazarettos or lazarets also lazarettes

Definition of lazaretto

1 usually lazaretto : an institution (such as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases
2 : a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine
3 usually lazaret or lazarette : a space in a ship between decks used as a storeroom

First Known Use of lazaretto

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lazaretto

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

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lazaretto

noun
laz·​a·​ret·​to | \ ˌlaz-ə-ˈret-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce lazaretto (audio) \
variants: or lazaret \ -​ˈret How to pronounce lazaret (audio) , -​ˈrēt How to pronounce lazaret (audio) \
plural lazarettos or lazarets

Medical Definition of lazaretto

1 usually lazaretto : an institution (as a hospital) for those with contagious diseases
2 : a building or a ship used for detention in quarantine

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