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hospice

noun hos·pice \ˈhäs-pəs\

: a place that provides care for people who are dying

: a place where travelers can stay; especially : an inn kept by people in a religious organization

Full Definition of HOSPICE

1
:  a lodging for travelers, young persons, or the underprivileged especially when maintained by a religious order
2
:  a facility or program designed to provide a caring environment for meeting the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill

Examples of HOSPICE

  1. She chose to go to a hospice instead of a hospital.
  2. <the monks run a hospice for travelers in their mountain retreat>

Origin of HOSPICE

French, from Old French hospise, from Latin hospitium, from hospit-, hospes host — more at host
First Known Use: 1818

hospice

noun hos·pice \ˈhäs-pəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOSPICE

:  a facility or program designed to provide a caring environment for meeting the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill

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