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hospitalism

[hos-pi-tl-iz-uh m] /ˈhɒs pɪ tlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
hospital conditions having an adverse effect on patients.
2.
the adverse mental and physical effects caused by such conditions.
3.
the physiological and psychological consequences of living in a hospital, nursing home, etc.
Origin of hospitalism
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; hospital + -ism
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