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English definition of “patient”

patient

noun [C] uk   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt/ us  
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?People who receive medical treatment

patient

adjective uk   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt/ us  
B1 having patience: Dinner will be ready in half an hour - just be patient! Be patient with her - she's very young.
Opposite
Patient and uncomplaining
patiently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 There was a queue of people waiting patiently for the bus to arrive.Patient and uncomplaining
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