- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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
Word Origin and History for hospitalize
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper