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English definition of “patient”

patient

noun [C]     /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?People who receive medical treatment
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