asylum

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asylum ˈsaɪləm/ noun
plural asylums
asylum
ˈsaɪləm/
noun
plural asylums
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