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"madhouse" in British English

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madhousenoun

uk   /ˈmæd.haʊs/ us   /ˈmæd.haʊs/
[S] informal disapproving a place where there is no order and control: With four small children running around, the place is a madhouse. He called the government's policy "the economics of the madhouse".
[C] old use a mental hospital
(Definition of madhouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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madhousenoun [C]

us   /ˈmædˌhɑʊs/
a place that is wild and noisy, with too many activities going on: I can’t study here, this place is a madhouse!
(Definition of madhouse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “madhouse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 混乱的地方, 精神病医院…
in Turkish tımarhane…
in Russian бедлам, сумасшедший дом…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混亂的地方, 精神病醫院…
in Polish dom wariatów…
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