Definition of pesthouse in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛsthaʊs


A hospital for people suffering from infectious diseases, especially the plague.
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  • Now, blessed be God, all our fears are over for none have died of the plague since the eleventh of October and the pest-houses have long been empty.

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