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Meaning of hospitalize

hos•pi•tal•ize

Pronunciation: (hos'pi-tl-īz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to place in a hospital for medical care or observation: The doctor hospitalized grandfather as soon as she checked his heart.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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