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intensive carenoun [U]

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(in a ​hospital) ​continuoustreatment for ​patients who are ​seriouslyill, very ​badlyinjured, or who have just had an ​operation: She ​neededintensivecare for three ​weeks. (also the intensive care unit) the ​part of a ​hospital that ​providesintensivecare: He ​nearlydied in the ​accident and was inintensivecare for over a ​month.
(Definition of intensive care from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intensive carenoun [U]

 us   /ɪnˈten·sɪv ˈkeər/
continuoustreatmentprovided in a ​hospital for those who are ​extremelyill, or the ​department of a ​hospital that ​provides this care
(Definition of intensive care from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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