hospitalize

verb
hos·​pi·​tal·​ize | \ ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce hospitalize (audio) \
hospitalized; hospitalizing

Definition of hospitalize

transitive verb

: to place in a hospital as a patient

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Other Words from hospitalize

hospitalization \ ˌhä-​(ˌ)spi-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce hospitalization (audio) \ noun

Examples of hospitalize in a Sentence

The doctor wants to hospitalize her for a few days so that he can run some tests.
Recent Examples on the Web Son Isaac Moreno, 8, who was critically injured in the blaze, died Saturday afternoon after being hospitalized in grave condition, the Times reported. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Father and His 3 Children Killed After Fire Caused by Christmas Tree Burns Through Apartment," 29 Dec. 2019 Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, according to a statement issued by his family. Arkansas Online, "Former radio host Don Imus dies at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, according to a statement issued by his family. Washington Post, "DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, according to a statement issued by his family. BostonGlobe.com, "COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died . He was 79.," 28 Dec. 2019 Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, according to a statement issued by his family. David Bauder, Twin Cities, "DJ Don Imus, made and betrayed by his mouth, dead at 79," 27 Dec. 2019 Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, according to a statement issued by his family. Time, "DJ Don Imus, Made and Betrayed by His Sharp Tongue, Dead at 79," 27 Dec. 2019 Imus passed away on Friday morning (Dec. 27) at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized on Christmas Eve, a representative said. Duane Byrge, Billboard, "Don Imus, Legendary Radio personality, Dies at 79," 27 Dec. 2019 The veteran radio host who broadcasted Imus in the Morning for nearly 50 years died on Friday morning after being hospitalized on Christmas Eve, according to a family statement provided to several news outlets. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Don Imus, controversial radio personality, dies at 79," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hospitalize

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hospitalize

hospital + -ize

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The first known use of hospitalize was circa 1899

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11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hospitalize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hospitalization. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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hospitalize

verb
How to pronounce hospitalize (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hospitalize

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

hospitalize

verb
hos·​pi·​tal·​ize | \ ˈhä-ˌspi-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce hospitalize (audio) \
hospitalized; hospitalizing

Kids Definition of hospitalize

: to place in a hospital for care and treatment

Other Words from hospitalize

hospitalization \ ˌhä-​ˌspi-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

hospitalize

transitive verb
hos·​pi·​tal·​ize
variants: or chiefly British hospitalise \ ˈhäs-​(ˌ)pit-​ᵊl-​ˌīz How to pronounce hospitalise (audio) , häs-​ˈpit-​ᵊl-​ˌīz How to pronounce hospitalise (audio) \
hospitalized or chiefly British hospitalised; hospitalizing or chiefly British hospitalising

Medical Definition of hospitalize

: to place in a hospital as a patient the child was hospitalized at once for diagnosis and treatmentJournal of the American Medical Association

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