1. A place in which goods or merchandise are stored; a storehouse.
2. A large, usually wholesale shop.
tr.v. (also -houz′) ware·housed, ware·hous·ing, ware·hous·es
1. To place or store in a warehouse, especially in a bonded or government warehouse.
2. To institutionalize (a person) in usually deficient housing and in conditions in which medical, educational, psychiatric, and social services are below par or absent: "has felt forced to warehouse hundreds of children in temporary shelters" (Justine Wise Polier).
warehous′er (-hou′zər) n.
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