health care
noun Date: 1940 efforts made to maintain or restore health especially by trained and licensed professionals — usually hyphenated when used attributively

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • health care — noun 1. social insurance for the ill and injured • Hypernyms: ↑social insurance • Hyponyms: ↑Medicare, ↑Medicaid, ↑primary health care 2. the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by …   Useful english dictionary

  • health care */*/ — UK / US noun [uncountable] the services that look after people s health Homeless people need better access to health care. Derived word: healthcare UK [ˈhelθˌkeə(r)] / US [ˈhelθˌker] adjective …   English dictionary

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