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hospitalnoun [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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(Definition of hospital from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hospitalnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈhɑsˌpɪ·t̬əl/
a ​place where ​people who are very ​ill or ​injured are ​treated by ​doctors and ​nurses: [U] She ​spent a ​week in the hospital last ​year.
hospitalization
noun [U]  us   /ˌhɑsˌpɪ·t̬əl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of hospital from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hospital”
in Korean 병원…
in Arabic مُسْتَشْفى…
in Malaysian hospital…
in French hôpital…
in Russian больница…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫院…
in Italian ospedale…
in Turkish hastane…
in Polish szpital…
in Spanish hospital…
in Vietnamese bệnh viện…
in Portuguese hospital…
in Thai โรงพยาบาล…
in German das Krankenhaus…
in Catalan hospital…
in Japanese 病院…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医院…
in Indonesian rumah sakit…
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