Definition of intensive care in English:

intensive care

noun

  • Special medical treatment in which a patient who is dangerously ill is kept under constant observation, typically in a dedicated department of a hospital.

    ‘the baby survived in intensive care’
    ‘he was in a critical condition and needed intensive care’
    [as modifier] ‘she's in the intensive-care unit’
    • ‘However, demand for intensive care for preterm infants in individual units varies and is unpredictable.’
    • ‘The new hospital will provide a wide range of medical services including intensive care and long stay.’
    • ‘Severe sepsis is common in intensive care and has a high associated mortality.’
    • ‘The initial focus of neonatal intensive care was on improving survival.’
    • ‘He created joint chairs for both anaesthesiology and intensive care at all Soviet medical schools.’
    • ‘From these endeavours emerged the subspecialties of pain treatment and intensive care.’
    • ‘High risk obstetrics and neonatal intensive care are high cost, low volume specialties.’
    • ‘The patient was immediately taken off the medication and given intensive care.’

Pronunciation:

intensive care

/inˈtensiv ˈˌke(ə)r/