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[hos-pi-tl-iz-uh m] /ˈhɒs pɪ tlˌɪz əm/

conditions having an adverse effect on patients.
the adverse mental and physical effects caused by such conditions.
the physiological and psychological consequences of living in a , nursing home, etc.


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