hospitalize

[ hos-pi-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˈhɒs pɪ tlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), hos·pi·tal·ized, hos·pi·tal·iz·ing.

to place in a hospital for medical care or observation: The doctor hospitalized grandfather as soon as she checked his heart.

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Also especially British, hos·pi·tal·ise .

Origin of hospitalize

First recorded in 1900–05; hospital + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM hospitalize

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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Example sentences 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

British Dictionary definitions for hospitalize

hospitalize

hospitalise

/ (ˈhɒspɪtəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to admit or send (a person) into a hospital
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