around-the-clock


around-the-clock
adjective
at all times
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around-the-clock nursing care

Similar to: ↑continuous, ↑uninterrupted

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\\ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: being in effect, continuing, or lasting 24 hours a day : unceasing, constant

an around-the-clock operation

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/euh rownd"dheuh klok"/, adj.
continuing without pause or interruption: an around-the-clock guard on the prisoner. Also, round-the-clock.
[1940-45]

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adj, always used before a noun
chiefly US : happening or continuing all day and all night

The prisoner requires around-the-clock [=round-the-clock, constant] surveillance.

around-the-clock care

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aˌround-the-ˈclock [around-the-clock] adjective

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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