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- (uncountable) The provision of palliative care for terminally ill patients, either at a specialized facility or at a residence, and support for the family, typically refraining from taking extraordinary measures to prolong life.
- (countable) A specialized facility or organization offering palliative care for the terminally ill.
- (countable, dated) A lodging for pilgrims or the destitute, normally provided by a monastic order.
provision of palliative care for the terminally ill
a facility or organization offering palliative care for the terminally ill