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English definition of “day-care center”

day-care center

noun [C] (also daycare center,  /ˈdeɪ·kerˌsent·ər, -kær-/)
a place where parents pay to leave their children while the parents work: She ran a day-care center for working mothers.
(Definition of day-care center noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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