Definition of day care in English:

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[mass noun]
  • 1Daytime care for people who cannot be fully independent, such as children or elderly people: children would be looked after in day care and mothers would work [as modifier]: day-care facilities
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    • He said they were hoping to get interim funding from social services to re-open day care sessions for elderly people.
    • Services including elderly day care, a sports centre and welfare and immigration advice have been closed to the public.
    • All monies collected are used to supplement the home support service and day care centre in Dunally.
  • 1.1 [count noun] (daycare) North American A day centre: we have encountered problems trying to find a daycare willing to accept him I never went to daycare
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    • Drake passed a Catholic church and a daycare with a playground.
    • Daycares are, in fact, required to bring children outdoors at least once a day.
    • Natacia left a note that said my dad was at work, she was at a photo shoot and Lyndsay was at a new daycare.

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