hospital

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hos·pi·tal

noun, often attributive \ˈhäs-(ˌ)pi-təl\

: a place where sick or injured people are given care or treatment and where children are often born

Full Definition of HOSPITAL

1
:  a charitable institution for the needy, aged, infirm, or young
2
:  an institution where the sick or injured are given medical or surgical care —usually used in British English without an article after a preposition
3
:  a repair shop for specified small objects <a clock hospital>

Origin of HOSPITAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin hospitale hospice, guest house, from neuter of Latin hospitalis of a guest, from hospit-, hospes
First Known Use: 14th century

hos·pi·tal

noun , often attrib \ˈhäs-ˌpit-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOSPITAL

1
: a charitable institution for the needy, aged, infirm, or young
2
a : an institution where the sick or injured are given medical or surgical care—when used in British English following a preposition, the article is usually omitted <came and saw me in hospital—Robert Graves> b : a place for the care and treatment of sick and injured animals

hospital

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Institution for diagnosing and treating the sick or injured, housing them during treatment, examining patients, and managing childbirth. Outpatients, who can leave after treatment, come in for emergency care or are referred for services not available in a private doctor's office. Hospitals may be public (government-owned) or private (profit-making or not-for-profit); in most nations except the U.S., most are public. They may also be general, accepting all types of medical or surgical cases, or special (e.g., children's hospitals, mental hospitals), limiting service to a single type of patient or illness. However, general hospitals usually also have specialized departments, and special hospitals tend to become affiliated with general hospitals.

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