hospitalize

verb hos·pi·tal·ize \ ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-tə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of hospitalize

hospitalized; hospitalizing
transitive verb
: to place in a hospital as a patient

hospitalization

play \ˌhä-(ˌ)spi-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of hospitalize in a Sentence

  1. The doctor wants to hospitalize her for a few days so that he can run some tests.

Recent Examples of hospitalize from the Web

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First Known Use of hospitalize

circa 1899


HOSPITALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

hospitalize

verb

Definition of hospitalize for English Language Learners

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


HOSPITALIZE Defined for Kids

hospitalize

verb hos·pi·tal·ize \ ˈhä-ˌspi-tə-ˌlīz \

Definition of hospitalize for Students

hospitalized; hospitalizing
: to place in a hospital for care and treatment

hospitalization

\ˌhä-ˌspi-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Medical Dictionary

hospitalize

transitive verb hos·pi·tal·ize
variants: or chiefly British hospitalise play \ˈhäs-(ˌ)pit-ᵊl-ˌīz, häs-ˈpit-ᵊl-ˌīz\

medical Definition of hospitalize

hospitalized or chiefly British hospitalised; hospitalizing or chiefly British hospitalising
: to place in a hospital as a patient
  • the child was hospitalized at once for diagnosis and treatment
  • Journal of the American Medical Association


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