Meaning of “lunatic asylum” in the English Dictionary

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"lunatic asylum" in British English

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lunatic asylumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈluː.nə.tɪk əˌsaɪ.ləm/ us /ˈluː.nə.t̬ɪk əˌsaɪ.ləm/ old-fashioned

a hospital for mentally ill people. This word is now considered offensive.

(Definition of “lunatic asylum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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