[ uh-kyoot-kair ]
/ əˈkyutˈkɛər /

adjective (of a hospital)

providing emergency services and general medical and surgical treatment for acute disorders rather than long-term residential care for chronic illness.

Origin of acute-care

First recorded in 1975–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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