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health care

noun

: the prevention or treatment of illness by doctors, dentists, psychologists, etc.

Full Definition of HEALTH CARE

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

First Known Use of HEALTH CARE

1940
Medical Dictionary

health care

noun

Medical Definition of HEALTH CARE

:  the maintaining and restoration of health by the treatment and prevention of disease especially by trained and licensed professionals (as in medicine, dentistry, clinical psychology, and public health)
health–care adjective

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