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English definition of “day patient”

day patient

noun [C]     /ˈdeɪ ˌpeɪ.ʃənt/ US  /ˈdeɪˌpeɪ.ʃənt/
a patient who remains in hospital during the day usually for a minor operation or other treatment People who receive medical treatment
(Definition of day patient noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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