- 1 = asylum, mental asylum, lunatic asylum, madhouse.Ex. Most of the early asylums for the insane in the USA established libraries for their patients.Ex. The book starts with the author's mother being taken away for committal to a mental asylum.Ex. The writer argues that the steady growth in lunatic asylums in early-19th-century British India played an important role in the making of colonial society.Ex. In the book, Romania is a madhouse filled with the handicapped, deaf mutes, and stutterers.
Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.