[ hos-pi-tl-uh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌhɒs pɪ tl əˈzeɪ ʃən /


the act, process, or state of being hospitalized.
the period during which a person is hospitalized: to extend one's hospitalization.

Origin of hospitalization

First recorded in 1905–10; hospitalize + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM hospitalization

de·hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion, nounre·hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for dehospitalization



/ (ˌhɒspɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) /


the act or an instance of being hospitalized
the duration of a stay in a hospital
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Medical definitions for dehospitalization

[ hŏs′pĭ-tl-ĭ-zāshən ]


The act of placing a person in a hospital as a patient.
The condition of being hospitalized.
Insurance that fully or partially covers one's hospital expenses.
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