Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • adj. Of or relating to health care: the health care industry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. social insurance for the ill and injured
  • n. the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession

Etymologies

From health +‎ care. (Wiktionary)

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