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[helth-kair] /ˈhɛlθˌkɛər/
noun, Also, health care
the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.
adjective, Also, health-care
of, relating to, or involved in healthcare:
healthcare workers; a healthcare center.
Origin of healthcare Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for health care
  • Their work is an important part of preventative health care.
  • Here's one response to the challenge of providing rural health care.
  • The company has promised improved health care and education for the villagers.
  • Now, along with a new school and improved health care, everyone has indoor plumbing.
  • People use so much more health care when they live longer.
  • Business relationships with insurance companies and health care providers will become even more important.
  • For example, the decoding of the human genome promises major improvements in health care in the years ahead.
  • We spend vastly more than any other country on health care, and increasingly our health is our wealth.
  • At the industrial level, the biggest contributors to the recovery have been autos and health care.
  • Share your thoughts and reply to others' about the health care debate.
Word Origin and History for health care



also health care, 1940, U.S. government-ese, from health + care (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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health care in Medicine

health care or healthcare
The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. adj.
health-care Of or relating to health care.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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