the insane

noun

Definition of the insane

somewhat old-fashioned
: insane people : people who have severe mental illness

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“The insane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20insane. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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