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health care also health·care  (hlthkâr) KEY 

NOUN:
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.
ADJECTIVE:
also health-care  (hlthkâr) KEY 
Of or relating to health care: the health care industry.



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