pesthouse

noun
pest·​house | \ ˈpest-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of pesthouse

: a shelter or hospital for those infected with a pestilential or contagious disease

First Known Use of pesthouse

1594, in the meaning defined above

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pesthouse

noun
pest·​house | \ -ˌhau̇s \

Medical Definition of pesthouse

: a shelter or hospital for those infected with a pestilential or contagious disease

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