intensive care

the use of specialized equipment and personnel for continuous monitoring and care of the critically ill.

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intensive care
extensive and continuous care and treatment provided for an acutely ill patient, usually in a specially designated section (intensive care unit) of a hospital

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intensive care in·ten·sive care (ĭn-těn'sĭv)
Continuous and closely monitored health care that is provided to critically ill patients.

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Example sentences
He was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit.
Intensive care is not a good place to spend the evening.
The word has been beaten to a pulp and is in intensive care.
Until the day he ended up in the intensive care unit.
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