intensive care unit

Definition of intensive care unit

  1. :  a section of a hospital where special medical equipment and services are provided for patients who are seriously injured or ill After the operation she was kept for a few hours in the intensive care unit.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of, relating to, or marked by intensity or intensification: such as

    :  highly concentrated

    :  tending to strengthen or increase

  1. :  an intensive linguistic element

  1. :  suffering of mind :  grief

    :  a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

    :  a cause for such anxiety

  1. :  to feel trouble or anxiety

    :  to feel interest or concern

    :  to give care

  1. :  the first and least natural number :  one

    :  a single quantity regarded as a whole in calculation

    :  a determinate quantity (as of length, time, heat, or value) adopted as a standard of measurement: such as

  1. :  being, relating to, or measuring one unit

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