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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: hospital /ˈhɒspɪt(ə)l/ 
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singularhospital
pluralhospitals
  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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