Lazaretto meaning

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A hospital treating contagious diseases.
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A building or ship used as a quarantine station.
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A storage space between the decks of a ship.
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(historical) A public hospital for poor people having contagious diseases, esp. for lepers.
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A building or ship used as a quarantine station.
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A storage space below deck in the stern of a ship or boat.
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A hospital treating contagious diseases.
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A building or ship used as a quarantine station.
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A medical facility specializing in the care for contagious patients.
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A ship or building used for quarantine.
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(nautical) An area on some merchant ships where provisions are stored.
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Origin of lazaretto

  • Italian lazzaretto blend of lazzaro lazar (from Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus lazar) dialectal Nazareto , popular name for a hospital maintained in Venice by the Church of Santa Maria di Nazaret

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian lazzaretto.

    From Wiktionary