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 .
- re·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
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How to use hospitalize in a sentence
Having a savvier immune system, in turn, means that even if you do get infected, you’re less likely to need to be hospitalized, and less likely to die.Why Opening Restaurants Is Exactly What the Coronavirus Wants Us to Do | Caroline Chen | February 6, 2021 | ProPublica
The company reported that no one who received the vaccine was hospitalized or died during the trial.FDA now reviewing a third COVID vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson | Beth Mole | February 5, 2021 | Ars Technica
Her last conversation with John came two days after they were hospitalized, text messages sent from separate rooms.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia. | Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Crucially, not a single person who received the vaccine was hospitalized or died.
We have seen our members hospitalized after a simple request to wear a mask turns violent.As transit agencies ramp up mask enforcement, Congress airs concerns about safety of transportation workers | Michael Laris | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
That should put enough stress on his nervous system to hospitalize him, at least.The Dueling Machine | Benjamin William Bova
British Dictionary definitions for hospitalize
(tr) to admit or send (a person) into a hospital
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