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hospitalization

[hos-pi-tl-uh-zey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act, process, or state of being hospitalized.
  2. the period during which a person is hospitalized: to extend one's hospitalization.
  3. hospitalization insurance.
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Origin of hospitalization

First recorded in 1905–10; hospitalize + -ation
Related formsde·hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion, nounre·hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dehospitalization

hospitalization

hospitalisation

noun
  1. the act or an instance of being hospitalized
  2. the duration of a stay in a hospital
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Word Origin and History for dehospitalization

hospitalization

n.

1873, noun of action from hospitalize.

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dehospitalization in Medicine

hospitalization

(hŏs′pĭ-tl-ĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. The act of placing a person in a hospital as a patient.
  2. The condition of being hospitalized.
  3. Insurance that fully or partially covers one's hospital expenses.
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