mental institution

mental institution
noun
a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑institutional (for: ↑institution), ↑institutionalize (for: ↑institution), ↑institutionalise (for: ↑institution)
Hypernyms: ↑hospital, ↑infirmary
Hyponyms:

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