verb (used with object), hospitalized, hospitalizing.
to place in a hospital for medical care or observation: The doctor hospitalized grandfather as soon as she checked his heart.
Also, especially British, hospitalise.

1900–05; hospital + -ize

rehospitalize, verb (used with object), rehospitalized, rehospitalizing.
unhospitalized, adjective Unabridged
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hospitalize or hospitalise (ˈhɒspɪtəˌlaɪz)
(tr) to admit or send (a person) into a hospital
hospitalise or hospitalise

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Example sentences
Standard procedure is to hospitalize you while anti-coagulants are administered.
It is against the law to hospitalize or threaten hospitalization solely because you will not comply with suggested treatment.
Nursing homes generally respect residents' do-not-hospitalize orders, but not always.
Nursing facility compliance with do-not-hospitalize orders.
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