healthcare

[helth-kair]
noun Also, health care.
1.
the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
2.
any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.
adjective Also, health-care.
3.
of, pertaining to, or involved in healthcare: healthcare workers; a healthcare center.

Origin:
health + care

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health care or healthcare
n.
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.

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Example sentences
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.
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