Meaning of “patient” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈpeɪʃənt/
Extra Examples
Many of the nurses were ill prepared to deal with such badly burned patients.For many cancer patients, surgery is the only recourse.There is no change in the patient's condition.She was censured by the medical board for revealing details about her patient's condition.The hospital always tries to respect the wishes of its patients.

B1 someone who is being treated by a doctor, nurse, etc:

a cancer patient

(Definition of “patient noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)