lazaretto

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noun laz·a·ret·to \ ˌla-zə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō \
variants: or lazaret play \ˌla-zə-ˈret\ or less commonly lazarette play \ˌla-zə-ˈret\

Definition of lazaretto

plural lazarettos or -rets also lazarettes
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

Origin and Etymology of 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

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noun laz·a·ret·to \ ˌlaz-ə-ˈret-(ˌ)ō \
variants: or lazaret play \-ˈret, -ˈrēt\

medical Definition of lazaretto

plural lazarettos or -rets
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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