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English definition of “the National Health Service”

the National Health Service

noun     (abbreviation the NHS)
the service in the UK that provides free or cheap medical treatment for everyone and is paid for through taxes : Can you get acupuncture on (= paid for by) the National Health Service ?Medical places and organizations National Health     adjective (also NHS) a National Health hospital Is your dentist private or NHS?Medical places and organizations
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