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hospitalize

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

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

hos·pi·tal·izedhos·pi·tal·iz·ing

Full Definition of HOSPITALIZE

transitive verb
:  to place in a hospital as a patient
hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion \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.

First Known Use of HOSPITALIZE

circa 1899
HOSPITALIZING Defined for Kids

hospitalize

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

Definition of HOSPITALIZE for Kids

:  to place in a hospital for care and treatment
hos·pi·tal·iza·tion \ˌhä-ˌspi-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
Medical Dictionary

hospitalize

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

Medical Definition of HOSPITALIZE

:  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

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

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