from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
  • noun An individual, such as a family member or guardian, who takes care of a child or dependent adult.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of care-giver.

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  • noun a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
  • noun a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult


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