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poorhouse

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɔː.haʊs/  us   /ˈpʊr-/
in the past, a building in which extremely poor people could live and be fed, paid for by the public
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in Chinese (Traditional) 貧民院,濟貧院…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贫民院,济贫院…
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