intensive care

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intensive care (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) The support and monitoring of critically ill patients, especially by the use of instrumentation and specialized staff and equipment.
    Synonyms: critical care, intensive therapy, intensive treatment
  2. (medicine, colloquial) Ellipsis of intensive care unit

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English intensive care.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˌtɛn.zɪf ˈkɛːr/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧ten‧sive care

Noun[edit]

intensive care m (plural intensive cares)

  1. (medicine, uncountable) intensive care
  2. (medicine, countable) intensive-care unit, ICU

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