[ hos-pi-tl-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈhɒs pɪ tlˌɪz əm /


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.

Origin of hospitalism

First recorded in 1865–70; hospital + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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