meaning ‘to send or admit (a patient) to hospital’, first recorded in 1901, is regarded with some suspicion in BrE, but is standard in AmE.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Hospitalize — Hos pi*tal*ize, v. t. 1. (Med.) To render (a building) unfit for habitation, by long continued use as a hospital. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. To place (a person) in a hospital in order to receive medical treatment, observation, or for rest. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hospitalize — 1873, from HOSPITAL (Cf. hospital) + IZE (Cf. ize). Freq[uently] commented on as an unhappy formation [OED]. Related: hospitalized; hospitalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • hospitalize — (Amer.) hos·pi·tal·ize || hÉ‘spɪtÉ™laɪz / hÉ’s v. place in a hospital, admit into a hospital (also hospitalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hospitalize — (also hospitalise) ► VERB ▪ admit or cause (someone) to be admitted to hospital for treatment. DERIVATIVES hospitalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hospitalize — [häs′pit l īz΄] vt. hospitalized, hospitalizing to send to, put in, or admit to a hospital …   English World dictionary

  • hospitalize — UK [ˈhɒspɪt(ə)laɪz] / US [ˈhɑspɪt(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms hospitalize : present tense I/you/we/they hospitalize he/she/it hospitalizes present participle hospitalizing past tense hospitalized past participle… …   English dictionary

  • hospitalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: circa 1899 to place in a hospital as a patient • hospitalization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hospitalize — /hos pi tl uyz /, v.t., hospitalized, hospitalizing. to place in a hospital for medical care or observation: The doctor hospitalized grandfather as soon as she checked his heart. Also, esp. Brit., hospitalise. [1900 05; HOSPITAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hospitalize — verb To admit or be admitted to a hospital as a patient …   Wiktionary

  • hospitalize — hos·pi·tal·ize or chiefly Brit hos·pi·tal·ise häs (.)pit əl .īz, häs pit əl .īz vt, ized or chiefly Brit ised; iz·ing or chiefly Brit is·ing to place in a hospital as a patient <the child was hospitalized at once for diagnosis and treatment… …   Medical dictionary

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