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English noun: asylum

1. asylum (artifact) a shelter from danger or hardship


Synonymsrefuge, sanctuary


Broader (hypernym)shelter


Narrower (hyponym)harbor, harbour, safe house, safehold

2. asylum (artifact) a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person


Synonymsinsane asylum, institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital


Broader (hypernym)hospital, infirmary


Narrower (hyponym)Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit









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