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care·tak·er / ˈke(ə)rˌtākər/ • n. 1. a person employed to look after a public building or a house in the owner's absence. ∎  [as adj.] holding power temporarily: his was a caretaker regime. 2. a person employed to look after people or animals. DERIVATIVES: care·take v.

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