Definition of hospitalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hospitalize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈhɑspɪt̮lˌaɪz//
 
[usually passive]hospitalize somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hospitalize
 
he / she / it hospitalizes
 
past simple hospitalized
 
-ing form hospitalizing
 
 
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to send someone to a hospital for treatment Eight people were hospitalized after receiving bullet wounds.
hospitalization
 
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NAmE//ˌhɑspɪt̮l̩əˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] a long period of hospitalization
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