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 : 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
She chose to go to a hospice instead of a hospital.
<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 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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