Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun asylum

2 senses of asylum

Sense 1
refuge, sanctuary, asylum -- (a shelter from danger or hardship)
       => shelter -- (a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger)

Sense 2
mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum -- (a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person)
       => hospital, infirmary -- (a health facility where patients receive treatment)

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