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caregiver

noun care·giv·er \-ˌgi-vər\

: a person who gives help and protection to someone (such as a child, an old person, or someone who is sick)

Full Definition of CAREGIVER

:  a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill)
care·giv·ing \-ˌgi-viŋ\ noun

Examples of CAREGIVER

  1. When she got sick her husband became her primary caregiver.
  2. <he could no longer keep up his role as caregiver for his sick wife>

First Known Use of CAREGIVER

1966

caregiver

noun care·giv·er \-ˌgiv-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAREGIVER

:  a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill) <parents and other caregivers>
care·giv·ing \-iŋ\ noun

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