Definition of intensive care noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    intensive care

    BrE BrE//ɪnˌtensɪv ˈkeə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌtensɪv ˈker//
    [uncountable] Hospitals
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  1. 1continuous care and attention, often using special equipment, for people in hospital who are very seriously ill or injured She needed intensive care for several days. intensive care patients/beds
  2. 2(also intensive care unit [countable]) (abbreviation ICU) the part of a hospital that provides intensive care The baby was in intensive care for 48 hours. She’s still critically ill in intensive care. See related entries: Hospitals
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