Etymology
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hospitalize (v.)

1873, from hospital + -ize. "Freq[uently] commented on as an unhappy formation" [OED]. As verbs, hospitate is recorded from 1620s as "to lodge or entertain, receive with hospitality" but is rare; hospitize is from 1895. Related: hospitalized; hospitalizing.

updated on September 07, 2015

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Definitions of hospitalize from WordNet

hospitalize (v.)
admit into a hospital;
Mother had to be hospitalized because her blood pressure was too high
Synonyms: hospitalise
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