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hospitalize

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verb hos·pi·tal·ize \ˈhäs-ˌpi-tə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of hospitalize

  • : to place (someone) in a hospital for care or treatment

Full Definition of hospitalize

hos·pi·tal·izedhos·pi·tal·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place in a hospital as a patient

hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion play \ˌhäs-ˌpi-təl-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of hospitalize

  1. The doctor wants to hospitalize her for a few days so that he can run some tests.



Circa 1899

First Known Use of hospitalize

circa 1899


Medical Dictionary

hospitalize

transitive verb hos·pi·tal·ize

Medical Definition of hospitalize

hos·pi·tal·ized or chiefly British hos·pi·tal·isedhos·pi·tal·iz·ing or chiefly British hos·pi·tal·is·ing

  1. :  to place in a hospital as a patient <the child was hospitalized at once for diagnosis and treatment—Journal of the American Medical Association>



Variants of hospitalize

or chiefly British hos·pi·tal·ise \ˈhäs-(ˌ)pit-əl-ˌīz, häs-ˈpit-əl-ˌīz\play play


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