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patient meaning

EN[ˈpeɪʃənt]
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  • A patient is any recipient of health care services.
FR patient

    Definition of patient in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpatientsSUF-ent
    1. A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.
      1. The slightest effort made the patient cough. He would stand leaning on a stick and holding a hand to his side, and when the paroxysm had passed it left him shaking.
    2. (linguistics, grammar) The noun or noun phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb's action.
      1. The subject of a passive verb is usually a patient. ‎
    3. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.
    4. AdjectiveCOMpatienterCOMmore patientSUPpatientestSUPmost patient
      1. Content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting.
        1. Be patient: your friends will arrive in a few hours.
      2. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent.
        1. patient endeavour
      3. OBS Physically able to suffer or bear.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The percentage of patients with type 2 diabetes accepted for cardiosurgical procedures is rising.
          • Other cytokines, such as neopterin, that are elevated in the CSF of LNB patients, but not in patients with other neuroinfectious conditions, are also elevated in the CSF of neurosyphilis patients.
          • CBS tends to occur in patients with HNC and those with radiation-induced necrosis, recurrent tumors, wound complications, or pharyngocutaneous fistulas [6 –8 ].
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Patients underwent echocardiographically guided pericardiocentesis.
          • Patients with essential tremor will often complain of difficulty with handwriting.
          • Patients with convergence insufficiency type exotropia, exodeviation greater at near than at distance of ≥10Δ, were excluded.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Medical Scale Co. offers both rigid weighboard and stretcher style scales to weigh your bedridden patients.
          • A medial parapatellar approach without tourniquet was used in all patients.
          • [ …] then nothing until that Bruce Willis turdpile a few yeas[sic] ago where he played a horny psychiatrist who sleeps with a patient.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          1. fr patient
          2. en patiently
          3. fr patienta
          4. fr patienté
          5. en patients
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of patient for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "patient" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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