hospitalize

hospitalize
hospitalize
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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