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noun [countable]     hospital pronunciation in American English
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  1. a place where people stay when they are sick or injured and need a lot of care from doctors and nurses
    in the hospital:

    He spent a week in the hospital with food poisoning.

    be admitted to the hospital:

    She became ill on Friday and was admitted to the hospital the next day.

    be rushed to the hospital:

    Victims were immediately rushed to the hospital.

    go to/into the hospital:

    He went into the hospital last week for a heart operation.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or connected with a hospital


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