intensive care unit

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of intensive care unit

: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

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

  2. : highly concentrated

  3. : tending to strengthen or increase

  1. : an intensive linguistic element

care play
  1. : suffering of mind : grief

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

  3. : a cause for such anxiety

  1. : to feel trouble or anxiety

  2. : to feel interest or concern

  3. : to give care

unit play
  1. : the first and least natural number : one

  2. : a single quantity regarded as a whole in calculation

  3. : 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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