for observation

idiom

: for the purpose of being watched carefully (as by doctors in a hospital)
They're keeping him at the hospital for observation for another few days.

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Recent Examples on the Web The officers involved were taken to North Shore University Hospital for observation. Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News, 5 July 2024 After being taken from the water, the teen was transported to the hospital for observation. Caelyn Pender, The Mercury News, 28 June 2024 On July 6, 2023, Abril was taken to the Roseville hospital for observation for potential seizure activity. Rosalio Ahumada, Sacramento Bee, 27 June 2024 Her Royal Highness remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, as a precautionary measure for observation and is expected to make a full and swift recovery. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for for observation 

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“For observation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20observation. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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