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nursing home

a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had struck George as so self-possessed, almost mature in fact, on his sick-bed in the nursing-home.

    The Road to the Open Arthur Schnitzler
  • He was suddenly transformed into a patient in a nursing-home.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • "I sent her on an ambulance to a nursing-home in London," said Tarling shortly.

    The Daffodil Mystery Edgar Wallace
  • I had to break one contract and go into a nursing-home; and I've never really pulled up since.

    Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
  • High and low, and all huddled together like so many babes in a nursing-home.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • The superintendent of a nursing-home ought to be present when the doctors went their rounds and when operations were performed.

  • When at last I called at Howard's nursing-home and asked for him, the maid said she would ask the matron.

    The Romantic Lady Michael Arlen
  • He was clear enough on this point now: that the way to success is not through a nursing-home for grievances.

    Command William McFee
  • Sir William is at present in nursing-home, so we have place to ourselves.

    While I Remember Stephen McKenna
British Dictionary definitions for nursing-home

nursing home

a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
(Brit) a private maternity home
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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