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English definition of “care”

care

noun (PROTECTION)    /keər/ US  /ker/
B2 [U] the process of protecting someone or something and providing what they need: The standard of care at our local hospital is excellent. Mira's going to be very weak for a long time after the operation, so she'll need a lot of care. Nurseries are responsible for the children in their care.Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issuesTreating and caring for people [U] used as a combining form: skincare/healthcare/childcareTreating and caring for peopleProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues take care of sb/sth B1 to protect someone or something and provide the things that they need: Take good care of that girl of yours, Patrick - she's very special. Don't worry about me, I can take care of myself (= I do not need anyone else to protect me).Treating and caring for people in care (also take/put into care) UK Children who are in care or who have been taken/put into care are not living with their natural parents but instead with a national or local government organization or another family: Both children were taken into care when their parents died.Social services and sanitation care in the community UK a system in which people with mental illness or reduced mental ability are allowed to continue living in their own homes, with treatment and help, and are not kept in hospitalTreating and caring for people
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