hospitalize


hos·pi·tal·ize

transitive verb \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

:  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

hos·pi·tal·ize

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
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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