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hospital

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈhɒs.pɪ.təl/ us    /ˈhɑː.spɪ.t̬əl/
A1 a place where people who are ill or injured are treated and taken care of by doctors and nurses: a general/children's/maternity hospital hospital patients/staffUK I've got to go (in)to hospital (US to the hospital) to have an operation.UK She spent a week in hospital (US in the hospital) last year.
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