daycare

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daycare /ˈdeɪˌkɛə/ n
  1. 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. Brit welfare services provided by a local authority, health service, or voluntary body during the day
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈday ˌcare, n. [uncountable]
  • daytime care for children who are too young to go to school, for the elderly, or for those with health problems.
  • day--care, adj. [before a noun]:a day-care center.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    day care′, 
  • supervised daytime care for preschool children, the elderly, or those with chronic disabilities, usually provided at a center outside the home.
    • 1940–45

    day-care  (dākâr′),USA pronunciation adj. 
    1. of, pertaining to, or providing day care:day-care center; day-care program.
    [1960–65]
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