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Definition of hospital noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 a large building where people who are sick or injured are given medical treatment and care He had to go to the hospital for treatment. to be admitted to the hospital to be discharged from the hospital The injured were rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. He died in the hospital. I'm going to the hospital to visit my brother. a psychiatric/mental hospital hospital doctors/nurses/staff There is an urgent need for more hospital beds.
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