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nursing home

a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
Chiefly British. a small private hospital; a small hospital owned by one person or a group of individuals and supported solely by the fees of patients.
Origin of nursing home
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She—she is still at the nursing home—but she is leaving there to-morrow.

    Who? Elizabeth Kent
  • I've just had a telegram from a nursing home where he is staying.

    Wild Heather L. T. Meade
  • The money would see her through the expenses of Dr Hegelmann's nursing home and for a few months afterwards—a year at the outside.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • The best part of the story is the description of the nursing home.

    The Modern Malady Cyril Bennett
  • There was silence till they turned into Wimpole Street and were in sight of the nursing home.

    Lady Connie Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for nursing home

nursing home

a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
(Brit) a private maternity home
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nursing home in Medicine

nursing home n.
A private establishment that provides living quarters and care for the elderly or the chronically ill.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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