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nursing home

noun
1.
a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
2.
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
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • Remember that she did not even know where the nursing home was situated.

    The Daffodil Mystery

    Edgar Wallace
  • He got into Tarling's cab, and a few minutes later they were at the nursing home.

    The Daffodil Mystery

    Edgar Wallace
  • "I am furnishing a nursing home, to be exact," said the colonel slowly.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • She had been a week in the "nursing home" before she made this plan.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • I've just had a telegram from a nursing home where he is staying.

    Wild Heather

    L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for nursing home

nursing home

noun
1.
a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
2.
(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.

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