[hos-pi-tl-ahyz] /ˈhɒs pɪ tlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), hospitalized, hospitalizing.
to place in a for medical care or observation:
The doctor hospitalized grandfather as soon as she checked his heart.
(transitive) to admit or send (a person) into a hospital
1873, from hospital + -ize. “Freq[uently] commented on as an unhappy formation” [OED]. Related: hospitalized; hospitalizing.
[hos-pi-tl-er] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər/ noun 1. a member of the religious and military order (Knights Hospitalers or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem) originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem. 2. (lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to […]
noun 1. .
[hos-pi-tl-muh n] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl mən/ noun, plural hospitalmen. U.S. Navy. 1. an enlisted person working as a assistant; corpsman.
- Hospital pass
noun (informal) 1. (sport) a pass made to a team-mate who will be tackled heavily as soon as the ball is received 2. a task or project that will inevitably bring heavy criticism on the person to whom it has been assigned