- 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
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Examples from the Web for hospitalize
That should put enough stress on his nervous system to hospitalize him, at least.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
- (tr) to admit or send (a person) into a hospital
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Word Origin and History for hospitalize
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