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"patient" in British English

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patientnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt/  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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patientadjective

uk   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt/  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   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt.li/  us   /ˈpeɪ.ʃənt.li/
B2 There was a queue of people waiting patiently for the bus to arrive.
(Definition of patient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"patient" in American English

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patientnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeɪ·ʃənt/
a person who is receiving medical care, esp. in a hospital, or who is cared for by a particular doctor or dentist when necessary
(Definition of patient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “patient”
in Korean 참을성있는…
in Arabic صَبور…
in Malaysian bersabar…
in French patient…
in Russian терпеливый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 病人…
in Italian paziente…
in Turkish sabırlı, tahammüllü…
in Polish cierpliwy…
in Spanish paciente, sufrido…
in Vietnamese kiên nhẫn…
in Portuguese paciente…
in Thai อดทน…
in German geduldig…
in Catalan pacient…
in Japanese 忍耐強い, 気が長い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 病人…
in Indonesian sabar…
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“patient” in British English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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