insane asylum

A facility designed where persons with serious mental disorders are housed.

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  • insane asylum — noun a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person • Syn: ↑mental hospital, ↑psychiatric hospital, ↑mental institution, ↑institution, ↑mental home, ↑asylum • Derivationally related forms: ↑institutiona …   Useful english dictionary

  • insane asylum — mental hospital, hospital for the mentally ill …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Insane Asylum (Banda) — Esta página ha sido borrada. El registro de borrado y traslados de la página se proveen debajo para más detalle. 09:01 21 nov 2011 Petronas (discusión | contribuciones) borró «Insane Asylum (Banda)» ‎ (No enciclopédico) Wikipedia aún no tiene una …   Wikipedia Español

  • Canton Indian Insane Asylum — In 1898, Congress passed a bill creating the first and only Institution for Insane Indians in the United States. The Canton Indian Insane Asylum (sometimes called Hiawatha Insane Asylum) opened for the reception of patients in January, 1903.Many… …   Wikipedia

  • Wyoming State Insane Asylum — Infobox nrhp | name =Wyoming State Insane Asylum nrhp type = hd caption = location= Evanston, Wyoming lat degrees = 41 lat minutes = 15 lat seconds = 48 lat direction = N long degrees = 110 long minutes = 56 long seconds = 58 long direction = W… …   Wikipedia

  • Asylum architecture — in the United States has had a impact. The stately towers of insane asylums were once a common sight at the edge of American towns. Doctors believed that ninety per cent of insanity cases were curable, but only if treated outside the home, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Asylum — may refer:* Psychiatric hospital, once known as an insane asylum or mental asylum, is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness * Destitute Asylum, an institution built in the 1850s in Adelaide, Australia for… …   Wikipedia

  • insane — [in sān′] adj. [L insanus] 1. not sane; mentally ill or deranged; demented; mad: not a technical term: see INSANITY ☆ 2. of or for insane people [an insane asylum] 3. very foolish, impractical, extravagant, etc.; senseless insanely adv …   English World dictionary

  • asylum — /euh suy leuhm/, n. 1. (esp. formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance. 2. an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary: He… …   Universalium

  • insane — adjective Etymology: Latin insanus, from in + sanus sane Date: circa 1550 1. mentally disordered ; exhibiting insanity 2. used by, typical of, or intended for insane persons < an insane asylum > 3. absurd < an insane scheme for making money > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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