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noun [countable] hospital pronunciation in British English /ˈhɒspɪt(ə)l/
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  1. a place where people stay when they are ill or injured and need a lot of care from doctors and nurses
    in hospital: He spent a week in hospital with food poisoning.
    go to/into hospital: He went into hospital last week for a heart operation.
    be admitted to hospital: She became ill on Friday and was admitted to hospital the next day.
    be rushed to hospital: Victims were immediately rushed to hospital.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] belonging to or connected with a hospital
      hospital beds/staff/doctors/managers


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