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field hospital

Syllabification: field hos·pi·tal

Definition of field hospital in English:

noun

A temporary hospital set up near a combat zone to provide emergency care for the wounded.
Example sentences
  • There are three types of deployable Army hospitals under the Army's Medical Force 2000 reorganization: combat support hospitals, field hospitals and general hospitals.
  • By the time patients reach Germany, they have received care at one or two field hospitals and are medically stable, Fourroux said.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and quickly from combat medics to a field hospital is essential to keeping wounded soldiers alive.

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