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doctor

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɒk.tər/ us    /ˈdɑːk.tɚ/

doctor noun [C] (MEDICINE)

A1 (written abbreviation Dr) a person with a medical degree whose job is to treat people who are ill or hurt: The doctor prescribed some pills. You should see a doctor about that cough. [as form of address] Good morning, Doctor Smith/Doctor. the doctor's the place where a doctor, especially a GP, works: He went to the doctor's this morning for a check-up.

doctor noun [C] (EDUCATION)

(written abbreviation Dr) a person who has the highest degree (= qualification) from a college or university

doctor

verb [T] uk   /ˈdɒk.tər/ us    /ˈdɑːk.tɚ/

doctor verb [T] (CHANGE)

to change a document in order to deceive people: He was found to have provided the court with doctored evidence. to secretly put a harmful or poisonous substance into food or drink: Bottles of lemonade doctored with rat poison were discovered in the kitchen.

doctor verb [T] (ANIMAL)

UK informal to remove the sexual organs of an animal in order to prevent it from producing young
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