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.

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Authorities say the woman and her 8-month-old child died when the tree smashed into their one-story house on a residential street east of downtown Wilmington around 7 a.m. The father was hospitalized with injuries. Jonathan Drew, Fox News, "Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence," 14 Sep. 2018 One person was hospitalized Friday afternoon after flames ripped through a mobile home in Lakeside just south of Lake Jennings, authorities said. Alex Riggins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fire tears through Lakeside mobile home," 13 July 2018 Sturgess and Rowley were hospitalized in late June, authorities have said. NBC News, "British police determine source of nerve agent that poisoned couple," 13 July 2018 Chaiwetch Thanapaisal, director of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, said the boys will each be hospitalized for at least a week, then spend the next month at home recuperating. John Bacon, ajc, "WATCH: Video shows rescued Thai soccer players flashing victory sign from hospital beds," 12 July 2018 One of the victims was hospitalized with stab wounds, Tellis said. Julianna Rennie, charlotteobserver, "Seven Latino men were robbed in ‘targeted’ incidents over two-day period, CMPD says," 12 July 2018 In a statement, the CDC said seven people had been hospitalized after eating the vegetables, which were sold in 6-, 12- and 28-ounce packages. Matthew Diebel, USA TODAY, "More than 200 hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetables; symptoms can include 'explosive' bowel movements," 9 July 2018 The four survivors rescued on Monday have all been hospitalized in Chiang Rai, the nearest large city, Mr. Narongsak said. New York Times, "8 Saved, 5 to Go in Thai Cave Rescue," 9 July 2018 An Atlantic City police officer was hospitalized in stable condition Friday night after being stabbed during an encounter in which an unidentified male was shot by police, prosecutors said. Robert Moran, Philly.com, "Atlantic City cop stabbed; male shot by police," 22 June 2018

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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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hospitalize

verb

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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