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base hospital

Syllabification: base hos·pi·tal

Definition of base hospital in English:

noun

A military hospital situated at some distance from the area of active operations during a war.
Example sentences
  • It operated fifty-eight domestic and overseas base hospitals for the military, twenty-four of them in France.
  • Both were treated at the base hospital for smoke inhalation.
  • He spent the next 4 hours at the base hospital for treatment and observation, and then returned to the line to continue his maintenance work.

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