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Definition of hospital:

  1. A building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are received and treated; a public or private institution founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or dependent, and in which they are treated either at their own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part; a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded of an army cared for.
  2. A place for shelter or entertainment; an inn.
  3. Hospitable.

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emergency room, funny farm, sanitarium, repair shop, valetudinarium, mental hospital, dilation and curettage, intensive care unit, computerized axial tomography, intravenous, infirmary, OR, DOA, EMS, clinic, shelter, sanatorium, day care, CT scan, obstetrics and gynecology, hospice, protection, operating room, public hospital, VA hospital, health service, dispensary, Red Cross hospital, PET scan, ER, halfway house, IV, lying-in hospital, x-ray, ICU, Rx, outpatient ward, general practice, sick house, cardiac care unit, pharm, general hospital, positron emission tomography, detox, treatment center, electroencephalogram, care home, EKG, electrocardiogram, institution for the physically sick, CAT scan, medical center, CCU, magnetic resonance imaging, army hospital, sick bay, MRI, pharmacy, dose, city hospital, field hospital, emergency medical service, day center, EEG, rehabilitation center, OB-GYN, asylum, home, dead on arrival, hospital for the mentally sick.

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