Definition of hospitalize in English:


Syllabification: hos·pi·tal·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈhäˌspədəˌlīz


[with object] (usually be hospitalized)
Admit or cause (someone) to be admitted to a hospital for treatment: Casey was hospitalized for chest pains
More example sentences
  • Thirteen persons were hospitalized for treatment of knife wounds and burns, including the priest.
  • Four people were hospitalized for treatment, including one seriously injured prisoner.
  • In our experience, this approach usually leads to an agreement between the clinician and the patient on how to proceed - whether to warn the potential victim, modify the current treatment or hospitalize the patient.



Pronunciation: /ˌhäspitl-liˈzāSHən/
More example sentences
  • Rough-handed by the police, two sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
  • Among children, asthma is a leading cause of hospitalization, chronic disease, and school absenteeism.
  • Later Laura tells her oblivious husband she is terrified about Kitty's hospitalization.

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