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hospitalization

[hos-pi-tl-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌhɒs pɪ tl əˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act, process, or state of being hospitalized.
2.
the period during which a person is hospitalized:
to extend one's hospitalization.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; hospitalize + -ation
Related forms
dehospitalization, noun
rehospitalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de-hospitalization

hospitalization

/ˌhɒspɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of being hospitalized
2.
the duration of a stay in a hospital
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Word Origin and History for de-hospitalization

hospitalization

n.

1873, noun of action from hospitalize.

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de-hospitalization in Medicine

hospitalization hos·pi·tal·i·za·tion (hŏs'pĭ-tl-ĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. The act of placing a person in a hospital as a patient.

  2. The condition of being hospitalized.

  3. Insurance that fully or partially covers one's hospital expenses.

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