aftercare

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɑːftərkɛər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæftɚˌkɛr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(aftər kâr′, äf-)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•ter•care /ˈæftɚˌkɛr/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Medicinethe care and treatment of a patient recovering from an operation or trauma.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•ter•care  (aftər kâr′, äf-),USA pronunciation n. [Med.]
  1. Medicinethe care and treatment of a convalescent patient.
  • after + care 1755–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aftercare /ˈɑːftəˌkɛə/ n
  1. support services by a welfare agency for a person discharged from an institution, such as hospital, hostel, or prison
  2. the care before and after discharge from hospital of a patient recovering from an illness or operation
  3. any system of maintenance or upkeep of an appliance or product: contact lens aftercare
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