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intensive care

noun

: a section of a hospital where special medical equipment and services are provided for patients who are seriously injured or ill; also : the medical care provided in such a section

Full Definition of INTENSIVE CARE

1
:  continuous monitoring and treatment of seriously ill patients using special medical equipment and services
2
:  a unit in a hospital providing intensive care <heart patients in intensive care>
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Examples of INTENSIVE CARE

  1. Her condition will require intensive care.

First Known Use of INTENSIVE CARE

1963
INTENSIVE CARE Defined for Kids

intensive care

noun

Definition of INTENSIVE CARE for Kids

:  constant observation and treatment of very ill patients in a special unit of a hospital
Medical Dictionary

intensive care

adjective

Medical Definition of INTENSIVE CARE

:  having special medical facilities, services, and monitoring devices to meet the needs of gravely ill patients <an intensive care unit>—compare acute care, chronic care
intensive care noun

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