asylum - Dictionary definition and meaning for word asylum

(noun) a shelter from danger or hardship
Synonyms : refuge , sanctuary
(noun) a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

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asylum sounds like slum...people living in slums need place for shelter,refuge, or protection during rainy season from rain.
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remember poor people's movie slumdog..
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sounds like a-slum. refuge look like slums
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