Definition of leprosarium in English:

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leprosarium

Pronunciation: /ˌleprəˈserēəm/

noun

A hospital for people with leprosy.
Example sentences
  • Now leprosariums have been built to help lepers to live normal lives with other able-bodied people.
  • Pressed to choose the most challenging and rewarding location, he cites the San Pablo leprosarium in the middle of the Amazon.
  • The monastery functioned as a leprosarium and Juliana served there as a canoness until ousted during a conflict with townspeople.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from late Latin leprosus 'leprous' + -arium.

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Syllabification: lep·ro·sar·i·um

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