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day·careor day care (dā′kâr′)
Provision of daytime training, supervision, recreation, and often medical services for children of preschool age, for the disabled, or for the elderly.
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1. (Social Welfare) Brit occupation, treatment, or supervision during the working day for people who might be at risk if left on their own, or whose usual carers need daytime relief
2. (Social Welfare) Brit welfare services provided by a local authority, health service, or voluntary body during the day. Compare residential care
3. (Social Welfare) NZ short for daycare centre
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