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nursing home

noun
1.
a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
2.
Chiefly British. a small private hospital; a small hospital owned by one person or a group of individuals and supported solely by the fees of patients.
Origin of nursing home
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • She—she is still at the nursing home—but she is leaving there to-morrow.

    Who? Elizabeth Kent
  • I've just had a telegram from a nursing home where he is staying.

    Wild Heather L. T. Meade
  • The money would see her through the expenses of Dr Hegelmann's nursing home and for a few months afterwards—a year at the outside.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • The best part of the story is the description of the nursing home.

    The Modern Malady Cyril Bennett
  • There was silence till they turned into Wimpole Street and were in sight of the nursing home.

    Lady Connie Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for nursing home

nursing home

noun
1.
a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
2.
(Brit) a private maternity home
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nursing home in Medicine

nursing home n.
A private establishment that provides living quarters and care for the elderly or the chronically ill.

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