under observation

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Definition of under observation

: being watched carefully The plants seem to have recovered from the disease, but they are still under observation.

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“Under observation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20observation. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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