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asylum

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asylumˈsaɪləm/noun
pluralasylums
asylum
ˈsaɪləm/
noun
pluralasylums
Learner's definition of ASYLUM  
[noncount]  : protection given by a government to someone who has left another country in order to escape being harmed
[count]old-fashioned  : a hospital where people who are mentally ill are cared for especially for long periods of time : a mental hospital
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