hospitalism

[hos-pi-tl-iz-uh m]
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noun

hospital conditions having an adverse effect on patients.
the adverse mental and physical effects caused by such conditions.
the physiological and psychological consequences of living in a hospital, nursing home, etc.

Nearby words

  1. hospital ship,
  2. hospital train,
  3. hospitaler,
  4. hospitalers,
  5. hospitalet,
  6. hospitalist,
  7. hospitality,
  8. hospitality suite,
  9. hospitalization,
  10. hospitalization insurance

Origin of hospitalism

First recorded in 1865–70; hospital + -ism

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