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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lazaretto, lazaret, lazarette, lazar house, pesthousenoun

    hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)


  1. lazaretnoun

    A lazaretto.

  2. Etymology: From lazaret, from lazzaretto.


  1. lazaret

    A lazaretto or lazaret (from Italian: lazzaretto [laddzaˈretto] a diminutive form of the Italian word for beggar cf. lazzaro) is a quarantine station for maritime travellers. Lazarets can be ships permanently at anchor, isolated islands, or mainland buildings. In some lazarets, postal items were also disinfected, usually by fumigation. This practice was still being done as late as 1936, albeit in rare cases. A leper colony administered by a Christian religious order was often called a lazar house, after the parable of Lazarus the beggar.


  1. lazaret

    A lazaret is a hospital or building that is specifically designed for the quarantine and treatment of individuals with infectious diseases, particularly leprosy or plague. This term is primarily historical, as these facilities were more common in eras when such diseases were widespread and there were few other options for treatment or containment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lazaretnoun

    alt. of Lazaretto

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lazaret in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lazaret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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