[ self-kair ]

  1. the act of attending to one’s physical or mental health, generally without medical or other professional consultation (often used attributively): It’s been a rough week, so this weekend is all about self-care through exercise.

  2. the products or practices used to comfort or soothe oneself (often used attributively): Seeing friends is my self-care.Taking a bath is a great self-care activity when you’re feeling stressed.

Origin of self-care

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby self-care Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-care in a sentence

  • Of late, self-care and self-enrichment, as a principle of life, have been berated and harshly condemned.

    A Man's Value to Society | Newell Dwight Hillis