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intensive care

noun
1.
the use of specialized equipment and personnel for continuous monitoring and care of the critically ill.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • 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.
  • My father died twice, the first time intensive care was able to revive him.
  • For others, however, the intensive care in hospitals made wonders.
  • Party spokesmen refuse to describe her illness, apart from saying that she left intensive care after an operation.
British Dictionary definitions for intensive care

intensive care

noun
1.
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 Medicine

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

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