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hospice

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noun hos·pice \ˈhäs-pəs\

Simple Definition of hospice

  • : 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. 1 :  a lodging for travelers, young persons, or the underprivileged especially when maintained by a religious order

  2. 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


Medical Dictionary

hospice

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noun hos·pice \ˈhäs-pəs\

Medical Definition of hospice

  1. :  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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