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Definition of "caregiver" []

  • An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability. (noun)
  • An individual, such as a parent, foster parent, or head of a household, who attends to the needs of a child or dependent adult. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caregiver" in a sentence
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  • "Being a caregiver is a very hard job, and one that can go on for many years."
  • "When your caregiver is addicted to drugs, the streets may seem a far safer alternative than being trapped in a small apartment with an addict, subject to their unpredictable, erratic and abusive behavior."