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a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
Chiefly British. a small private hospital; a small hospital owned by one person or a group of individuals and supported solely by the fees of patients.
a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
(Brit) a private maternity home

nursing home n.
A private establishment that provides living quarters and care for the elderly or the chronically ill.


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