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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
1895-1900
1895-1900
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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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