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acute-care

[uh-kyoot-kair] /əˈkyutˈkɛər/
adjective, (of a hospital)
1.
providing emergency services and general medical and surgical treatment for acute disorders rather than long-term residential care for chronic illness.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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