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A room in a hospital.

English

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Etymology

From Old French hospital < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hospitālis "hospitable" < hospes "host, guest"

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hospital

Plural
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hospital ({{{1}}})
  1. A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.

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Danish

Noun

hospital n.

  1. hospital

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Spanish

Noun

hospital m. (plural hospitales)

Singular
hospital m.

Plural
hospitales m.

  1. hospital

See also


Swedish

Noun

hospital n.

Inflection for hospital Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hospital hospitalet hospital hospitalen
Genitive hospitals hospitalets hospitals hospitalens
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (19th century) mental hospital

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