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Noun: snake pit  sneyk pit
  1. Any place of pain and turmoil
    "the snake pit of battle";
    - hell, hell on earth, hellhole, the pits, inferno
     
  2. Pejorative term for an insane asylum
    - Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, lunatic asylum, san

Derived forms: snake pits

Type of: asylum, insane asylum, institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, part, psychiatric hospital, region

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