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asylum

a·sy·lum

asylum

 
pronunciation:
saI lm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place that offers safety.
He turned his home into an asylum for Jews during World War II.
synonyms:
sanctuary
similar words:
cover, haven, refuge, shelter
definition 2: a place for the care of those who are not able to care for themselves, such as children without parents, people with mental illness, or the very old.
synonyms:
home
similar words:
hospital, institution, orphanage
definition 3: protection that is given by one country to refugees from another.
That country gave asylum to the refugee family.
synonyms:
sanctuary
similar words:
protection
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