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[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.


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