pesthouse

noun
pest·​house | \ ˈpest-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce pesthouse (audio) \

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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The first known use of pesthouse was in 1594

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“Pesthouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pesthouse. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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pesthouse

noun
pest·​house | \ -ˌhau̇s How to pronounce pesthouse (audio) \

Medical Definition of pesthouse

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

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