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nursing home

noun [C]
 
 
a place where old people live to receive medical careThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldMedical places and organizationsHouses and homes
Translations of “nursing home”
in Korean 양로원…
in Arabic دار المُسنيّن…
in Portuguese casa de repouso…
in Catalan residència de la tercera edat…
in Japanese 老人ホーム…
in Italian casa di riposo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 養老院, 老年療養院…
in Russian дом для престарелых…
in Turkish huzurevi, bakımevi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 养老院, 老年疗养院…
in Polish dom opieki…
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