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healthcare

[helth-kair]
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noun Also health care.
  1. the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.
  2. any of the procedures or methods employed in this field.
adjective Also health-care.
  1. of, relating to, or involved in healthcare: healthcare workers; a healthcare center.

Origin of healthcare

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n.

also health care, 1940, U.S. government-ese, from health + care (n.).

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