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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Six of those who had been hospitalized died Sunday, bringing the death toll to 85, Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, "Death Toll Rises to 85 From Mexican Pipeline Explosion," 20 Jan. 2019 At the time, Wrightsman was dating socialite Martha Kemp, but when he was hospitalized for lip cancer, Kemp was off gallivanting while Jayne maintained a bedside vigil throughout his illness. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Jayne Wrightsman, Esteemed Arts Connoisseur and Legendary Hostess," 24 Apr. 2019 In her essay for The New Yorker published yesterday, Clarke revealed that she was hospitalized for a brain aneurysm in 2011, after filming the first season of Game of Thrones, and was treated with a minimally invasive surgery. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lena Headey Supports Game of Thrones Co-Star Emilia Clarke After She Opened Up About Her Brain Aneurysms," 22 Mar. 2019 Two people were hospitalized Tuesday night after a possible drunken driving crash in Spring Branch, authorities said. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Two injured in possible drunken driving crash in Spring Branch," 20 June 2018 Four people were hospitalized, and 42 others were treated for injuries, Fred Matiang’i, Kenya’s secretary for the interior, said at a news conference on Thursday. New York Times, "Kenya Dam Break Wipes Out Villages, Killing Dozens," 10 May 2018 Luke Perry, star of Riverdale, was hospitalized on Wednesday after suffering a stroke in his LA home. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, ""Riverdale" Cast Sends Well Wishes to Luke Perry After His Stroke and Hospitalization," 1 Mar. 2019 Now, patriarch Billy Brown was briefly hospitalized after a health scare. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Billy Brown Was Hospitalized After a Health Scare," 21 Oct. 2018 Another top running back recruit, Derrian Brown, was hospitalized in Georgia in January with an undisclosed medical issue. Jim Vertuno, The Seattle Times, "After 10-4 finish, Longhorns have to plug up defense," 13 Apr. 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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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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