Definition of high-need in English:

high-need

(also high-needs)

adjective

  • 1In need of considerable attention or resources.

    ‘this legislation aims to provide more funding to high-need schools’
    ‘the focus should be on high-need patients’
    1. 1.1(of a baby or young child) requiring a great deal of attention or care; demanding.
      ‘she's always been a high-need baby and still wakes three or four times a night’
      ‘my son is one year old and has been high-needs from birth’