patient


Definition: Meaning of, patient in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt /

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patient patients
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  1. someone who is receiving medical treatment from a doctor or in a hospital
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  1. able to wait calmly for a long time or to accept difficulties, people's annoying behaviour etc without becoming angry
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patient used in phrases

  • doctor-patient relation (noun)
    1. the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient
  • nurse-patient relation (noun)
    1. the responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient
  • patient of (adjective)
    1. showing the capacity for endurance
  • patient role (noun)
    1. the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • physician-patient privilege (noun)
    1. the right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient
  • private patient (noun)
    1. British English someone who pays for medical treatment or advice, rather than receiving it free through the government's system
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