verb (used with object), hos·pi·tal·ized, hos·pi·tal·iz·ing.
to place in a hospital for medical care or observation: The doctor hospitalized grandfather as soon as she checked his heart.
Also especially British, hos·pi·tal·ise.
Origin of hospitalize
Related formsre·hos·pi·tal·ize, verb (used with object), re·hos·pi·tal·ized, re·hos·pi·tal·iz·ing.un·hos·pi·tal·ized, adjective
First recorded in 1900–05; hospital
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Examples from the Web for hospitalised
Contemporary Examples of hospitalised
Older victims of norovirus infection—the Queen will turn 87 next month—are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.
Older victims of norovirus infection – the Queen is 86 - are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.
The news comes after the her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, was hospitalised twice with a bladder infection last year.
British Dictionary definitions for hospitalised
(tr) to admit or send (a person) into a hospital
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Word Origin and History for hospitalised
1873, from hospital + -ize. "Freq[uently] commented on as an unhappy formation" [OED]. Related: hospitalized; hospitalizing.
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