Meaning of hospitalization

hos•pi•tal•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (hos"pi-tl-u-zā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act, process, or state of being hospitalized.
  2. the period during which a person is hospitalized: to extend one's hospitalization.
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