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>
Examples of intensive care in a sentence
Her condition will require intensive care.
First Known Use of intensive care
INTENSIVE CARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intensive care for English Language Learners
: 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
INTENSIVE CARE Defined for Kids
Definition of intensive care for Students
: constant observation and treatment of very ill patients in a special unit of a hospital
Medical Definition of intensive care
intensive carenoun <She required intensive care and survived without sequelae.—The Journal of the American Medical Association, 4 July 1986> <He spent several days in intensive care before recovering from the overdose.—Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2005>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up intensive care? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).