American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To place in a hospital for treatment, care, or observation.
- v. To send to hospital; to admit (a person) to hospital.
- v. medicine, archaic To render (a building) unfit for habitation, by long continued use as a hospital.
- v. To cause (a person) to require hospitalization.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Med.), Archaic To render (a building) unfit for habitation, by long continued use as a hospital.
- v. To place (a person) in a hospital in order to receive medical treatment, observation, or for rest.
- v. admit into a hospital
“When he finally admitted that his arm felt foreign to his body and that he had a table saw at home in the basement, I had to hospitalize him.”
“To the lady who asked if we had seen the gentle, caring tendency in our husbands before we married them: my husband cared for his terminally ill mother (she had leukemia) up to the time they had to hospitalize her, and then he was at her side until the end.”
“But when you hear advice from parents who have had to hospitalize, move schools and reconsider college just to get their kids healthy, you tend to listen.”
“That's a step in the right direction, since complications from the infection hospitalize about 175,000 people a year and kill nearly 5,000.”
“When you went to the doctor and you had to hospitalize you new what amount the hospital charged and what the doctor got for you service.”
“I'd see the patient every day, or hospitalize the patient for months, if necessary.”
“His doctor would only tell you to hospitalize him for psychiatric evaluation.”
“However, he once again adamantly refused to let me hospitalize him, although he did allow me to bring doctors to our hotel to make him comfortable.”
“Consumers need to be encouraged to report adverse events that aren’t serious enough to hospitalize them but are enough to make them stop taking a medication, or the FDA can’t do its aftermarket surveillance properly. iGuard’s own member data reports that 25% of its diabetic members are taking medications with a risk rating of 4 out of a possible 5.”
“Any of you guys could hospitalize me without much trouble.”
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