care for

Definitions of care for
  1. verb
    be fond of; be attached to
    synonyms: cherish, hold dear, treasure
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    types:
    yearn
    have affection for; feel tenderness for
    type of:
    love
    have a great affection or liking for
  2. verb
    have a liking, fondness, or taste (for)
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    type of:
    like
    find enjoyable or agreeable
  3. verb
    provide treatment for
    “The nurses cared for the bomb victims”
    synonyms: treat
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    hyperventilate
    produce hyperventilation in
    massage
    give a massage to
    purge
    excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
    correct
    treat a defect
    insufflate
    treat by blowing a powder or vapor into a bodily cavity
    detox, detoxify
    treat for alcohol or drug dependence
    irrigate
    supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting
    iodise, iodize
    treat with iodine so as to prevent infection
    doctor
    give medical treatment to
    vet
    provide (a person) with medical care
    nurse
    try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
    manipulate
    treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
    administer, dispense
    give or apply (medications)
    relieve, remedy
    provide relief for
    dress
    apply a bandage or medication to
    splint
    support with a splint
    operate, operate on
    perform surgery on
    medicate, medicine
    treat medicinally, treat with medicine
    bleed, leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize
    draw blood
    cup, transfuse
    treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
    shock
    subject to electrical shocks
    pack
    treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood
    burn, cauterise, cauterize
    burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
    analyse, analyze, psychoanalyse, psychoanalyze
    subject to psychoanalytic treatment
    desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex
    make infertile
    face-lift, lift
    perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
    trephine
    operate on with a trephine
    vet
    provide veterinary care for
    transfuse
    give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to
    digitalize
    administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects
    plaster, poultice
    dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
    bandage
    dress by covering or binding
    venesect
    practice venesection
    dose, drug
    administer a drug to
    salve
    apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
    inject, shoot
    give an injection to
    galvanise, galvanize
    stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
    give
    give (as medicine)
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