hospital definition

  • noun:
    • An institution providing you with medical, medical, or psychiatric care and treatment for the ill or perhaps the hurt.
    • Chiefly British A charitable establishment, like an orphanage or property for the elderly.
    • A repair search for specified products: a doll medical center.
    • Archaic A hospice for people or pilgrims.
    • A building designed to identify and treat the ill, hurt or dying. Often has a staff of health practitioners and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
    • A building founded when it comes to long-term proper care of its residents, such an almshouse. The residents may have no physical disorders, but simply require economic help.
    • a location of accommodation.
    • the spot and condition of being hospitalized.
    • a location for shelter or activity; an inn.
    • A building in which the unwell, injured, or infirm tend to be obtained and addressed; a public or private institution created for reception and remedy, and for the refuge, of people diseased in body or head, or handicapped, infirm, or centered, plus in which they tend to be treated either at their very own cost, or maybe more often by charity in whole or perhaps in component; a tent, building, or any other place where in actuality the unwell or wounded of an army maintained.
    • a spot of housing or entertainment; an inn.
    • An institution or organization for dispensing hospitality or taking care of the needy; an asylum for refuge or upkeep.
    • Now, specifically, an establishment or institution for the proper care of the ill or wounded, or of such as require medical or medical procedures.
    • within the navy, the designation formerly directed at the apothecary.
    • The tennis now extended to include organizations the care and treatment of ill or injured creatures, like horses, dogs, cats, etc.
    • a health center where patients receive treatment
    • a medical establishment where unwell or injured individuals are given health or surgical care
  • adjective:
    • hospitable
    • Hospitable.
  • others:
    • Hospitable.
    • To receive and care for in a hospital.

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