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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hospitalize

hospitalized

hospitalizing

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

hospitalization

play \ˌhäs-ˌpi-təl-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of hospitalize in a sentence

  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


HOSPITALIZE Defined for Kids

hospitalize

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verb hos·pi·tal·ize \ˈhä-ˌspi-tə-ˌlīz\

Definition of hospitalize for Students

hospitalized

hospitalizing

  1. :  to place in a hospital for care and treatment

hospitalization

\ˌhä-ˌspi-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun



Medical Dictionary

hospitalize

transitive verb hos·pi·tal·ize

Medical Definition of hospitalize

hospitalized

or chiefly British

hospitalised

;

hospitalizing

or chiefly British

hospitalising

  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

hospitalise

\ˈhäs-(ˌ)pit-əl-ˌīz, häs-ˈpit-əl-ˌīz\play play

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