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hospital noun 1 an institution, staffed by doctors and nurses, for the treatment and care of people who are sick or injured. 2 archaic a charitable institution providing shelter for the old and destitute, and education for the young. 3 historical a hostel offering lodging and entertainment for travellers, especially one kept by monks or a religious order.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from Latin hospitale a place for receiving guests, from hospes guest.