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English definition of “hospitalization”

hospitalization

noun [U] specialized (UK hospitalisation) /hɒs.pɪ.təl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌhɑs.pɪ.tl̩.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/
the act of taking someone to hospital and keeping them there for treatment: Because of the severity of the accident, the patient required hospitalisation.Hiking and orienteering
(Definition of hospitalization noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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