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English definition of “ICU”

ICU

noun [C] /ˌaɪ.siːˈjuː/ US  /ˈɑɪˌsiːˈjuː/ specialized
abbreviation for intensive care unit: the part of a hospital the provides continuous treatment for patients who are seriously ill, very badly injured, or who have just had an operation: ICU beds are a very expensive and limited resource.Medical places and organizations
(Definition of ICU noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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