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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.
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adjective Also health-care.
  1. of, relating to, or involved in healthcare: healthcare workers; a healthcare center.
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Origin of healthcare

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Word Origin and History for health care



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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

health care in Medicine

health care

  1. The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions.
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  1. health-care Of or relating to health care.
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