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 us   /əˈsɑɪ·ləm/
  • asylum noun (PROTECTION)

[U] protection or safety, or a protected and safe place, given esp. to someone who has left a country or place for political reasons: The refugees have asked for political asylum.
  • asylum noun (HOSPITAL)

[C] dated a mental hospital, or any other institution giving shelter and other help to poor or suffering people: He was committed to an insane asylum in 1899.
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