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English definition of “in-patient”


noun [C]     /ˈɪnˌpeɪʃənt/
someone who stays in hospital for one or more nights while they are receiving treatment People who receive medical treatment
(Definition of in-patient noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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