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Noun: hospitalization  ,hós-pi-tu-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,hós-pi-tu-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. A period of time when you are confined to a hospital
    "now they try to shorten the patient's hospitalization"
     
  2. The condition of being treated as a patient in a hospital
    "he hoped to avoid the expense of hospitalization"
     
  3. Insurance that pays all or part of a patient's hospital expense
    - hospitalization insurance
     
  4. Placing in medical care in a hospital
    - hospitalisation [Brit], hospital care

Derived forms: hospitalizations

Type of: condition, health insurance, medical aid, medical care, period, period of time, status, time period

Encyclopedia: Hospitalization