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English definition of “health care”

health care

noun [U] (also health-care,    /ˈhelθˌkeər/)    /ˈhelθ ˌkeər/
the providing of medical services : She claimed that women and minority groups frequently receive inferior health care. hospitals and other health-care providers
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