pesthouse

noun

pest·​house ˈpest-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce pesthouse (audio)
: a shelter or hospital for those infected with a pestilential or contagious disease

Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pesthouse was in 1594

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Cite this Entry

“Pesthouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pesthouse. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

pesthouse

noun
pest·​house -ˌhau̇s How to pronounce pesthouse (audio)
: a shelter or hospital for those infected with a pestilential or contagious disease
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