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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
          • 'I treat patients who are living at Her Majesty's pleasure. They come to the hospital from Full Sutton prison and they are treated in the same way as anyone else.'
          • In addition, EPs 7630 was shown to be effective in clinical trials with patients suffering from tonsillopharyngitis, rhinosinusitis, common cold or COPD.
          • Approximately half of the meniscectomized patients develop symptomatic osteoarthritis [4 ].
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Patients with essential tremor will often complain of difficulty with handwriting.
          • Patients underwent echocardiographically guided pericardiocentesis.
          • Patients had microcephaly, short stature, mild spasticity, thoracic scoliosis, hyperextendable MCP joints, rocker-bottom feet, hyperextended elbows and knees.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • A bimaxillary operation with maxillary advancement and mandibular setback was carried out in the majority of the patients.
          • In fact, BGS intake was effective to increase the detection rate of fecal bifidobacteria and improved the fecal properties in enterally fed elderly patients.
          • Medical Scale Co. offers both rigid weighboard and stretcher style scales to weigh your bedridden patients.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          1. fr patient
          2. en patiently
          3. fr patiente
          4. fr patienté
          5. fr patienta
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Grammatically, this word "patient" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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