Medical Dictionary

hospital

noun, often attrib hos·pi·tal \ˈhäs-ˌpit-əl\

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
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