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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. wasting away of infants in long-term institutional care, caused by lack of contact with caregivers
  • n. A vitiated condition of the body, due to long confinement in a hospital, or the morbid condition of the atmosphere of a hospital.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vitiated condition of the body, due to long confinement in a hospital, or the morbid condition of the atmosphere of a hospital.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hygienic evils incident to old, crowded, and carelessly conducted hospitals, especially the liability under such conditions to erysipelas, septicemia, etc. The term was introduced by Sir J. Simpson of Edinburgh in 1869.

Etymologies

hospital +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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