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asylum
(n)
ǝ-SIGH-lǝm
Meaning

1. place of refuge or shelter

1st Sample Sentence

1. An animal-loving industrialist has established an asylum for bears that have been rescued from circuses and bear-trainers.

2nd Meaning

2. protection

2nd Sample Sentence

2. When they arrived at the Paris airport, they declared to an immigration official that they were refugees and were seeking asylum in France.

Root

asylon (place of refuge) (Greek)

Mnemonics

asylum sounds like slum. people living in slums need place for shelter, refuge, or protection during rainy season from rain.

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