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intensive carenoun [U]

uk   /ɪnˌten.sɪv ˈkeər/ us   /ɪnˌten.sɪv ˈker/
(in a hospital) continuous treatment for patients who are seriously ill, very badly injured, or who have just had an operation: She needed intensive care for three weeks.
also the intensive care unit the part of a hospital that provides intensive care: He nearly died in the accident and was in intensive care 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/
continuous treatment provided in a hospital for those who are extremely ill, 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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