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hospitalize

verb [T usually passive] (UK usually hospitalise)     /ˈhɒs.pɪ.təl.aɪz/ US  /ˈhɑː.spɪ.t̬əl-/
to take someone to hospital and keep them there for treatment : His wife's been hospitalized for depression .Treating and caring for people
(Definition of hospitalize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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