Definition of hospice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɒspɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːspɪs//
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a hospital for people who are dying an AIDS hospice See related entries: Hospitals Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French, from Latin hospitium, from hospes, hospit- ‘host, guest’.Extra examples I work as a volunteer at the local children’s hospice. She died in a hospice. to make a donation to the hospice movement She founded an AIDS hospice with the help of a local doctor.
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