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Medicare

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noun Medi·care \ˈme-di-ˌker\

Simple Definition of Medicare

  • : a government program that provides medical care especially for old people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Medicare

  1. :  a government program of medical care especially for the aged

Origin and Etymology of medicare

blend of medical and care


First Known Use: 1955

Rhymes with medicare

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Medical Dictionary

Medicare

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noun Medi·care \ˈmed-i-ˌke(ə)r, -ˌka(ə)r\

Medical Definition of Medicare

  1. :  a government program of medical care especially for the elderly




Law Dictionary

Medicare

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noun Medi·care \ˈme-di-ˌkar\

Legal Definition of Medicare

  1. :  a government program of medical care especially for the aged




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