abbr. (in the UK) National Health Service.

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Brit. National Health Service.

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National Health Service

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N.H.S. or NHS (no periods),
National Health Service.

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NHS [NHS] [ˌen eɪtʃ ˈes] [ˌen eɪtʃ ˈes] noun singular
the abbreviation for National Health Service (the public health service in Britain that provides medical treatment and is paid for by taxes)

an NHS hospital

I had the operation done

on the NHS (= paid for by the NHS)


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