Origin of hospitalization
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- the act or an instance of being hospitalized
- the duration of a stay in a hospital
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1873, noun of action from hospitalize.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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