hospitalization

[hos-pi-tl-uh-zey-shuh n]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hospitalet,
  2. hospitalism,
  3. hospitalist,
  4. hospitality,
  5. hospitality suite,
  6. hospitalization insurance,
  7. hospitalize,
  8. hospitaller,
  9. hospitalman,
  10. hospitia

Origin of hospitalization

First recorded in 1905–10; hospitalize + -ation

Related formsde·hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion, nounre·hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hospitalization

hospitalization

hospitalisation

noun

the act or an instance of being hospitalized
the duration of a stay in a hospital
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Word Origin and History for hospitalization

hospitalization

n.

1873, noun of action from hospitalize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for hospitalization

hospitalization

[hŏs′pĭ-tl-ĭ-zāshən]

n.

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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