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patient

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt/
B1 a person who is receiving medical care, or who is cared for by a particular doctor or dentist when necessary: I'm a patient of Dr Stephens, please could I make an appointment to see her?
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patient

adjective uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt/
B1 having patience: Dinner will be ready in half an hour - just be patient! Be patient with her - she's very young.
Opposite
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  • He's very patient with small children.
  • I could never be a teacher, I'm just not patient enough.
  • If you could just be patient for a few more minutes, someone will be with you shortly.
  • Be patient - it's your turn next!
  • I'm sure we'll hear something soon, you'll just have to be patient.
patiently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 There was a queue of people waiting patiently for the bus to arrive.
Translations of “patient”
in Arabic صَبور…
in Korean 참을성있는…
in Malaysian bersabar…
in French patient…
in Turkish sabırlı, tahammüllü…
in Italian paziente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 病人…
in Russian терпеливый…
in Polish cierpliwy…
in Vietnamese kiên nhẫn…
in Spanish paciente, sufrido…
in Portuguese paciente…
in Thai อดทน…
in German geduldig…
in Catalan pacient…
in Japanese 忍耐強い, 気が長い…
in Indonesian sabar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 病人…
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