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intensive care

noun [U] uk   us  
(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.
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