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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
          • This publication describes the safety profile of onartuzumab in patients with solid tumors using data from the global onartuzumab clinical development program.
          • CBS tends to occur in patients with HNC and those with radiation-induced necrosis, recurrent tumors, wound complications, or pharyngocutaneous fistulas [6 –8 ].
          • Additionally, patients with known infarction in the territory subtended by the target vessel and bifurcational stenoses were excluded.
        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 nonresectable locally advanced or metastatic disease received chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Using this strategy, we significantly expanded our knowledge of the short ragweed pollen allergome, as well as our understanding of the diversity of IgE sensitization among patients.
          • A medial parapatellar approach without tourniquet was used in all patients.
          • Conflicting data has shown antitumorigenic or protumorigenic functions on macrophages in particular, however our data indicates macrophages play a protumorigenic role in GC patients.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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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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