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doctornoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɒk.tər/  us   /ˈdɑːk.tɚ/

doctor noun [C] (MEDICINE)

A1 (written abbreviation Dr) a person with a medical degree whose job is to treat people who are ill or hurt: The doctor prescribed some medication. You should see a doctor about that cough. [as form of address] Good morning, Doctor Smith/Doctor.the doctor's the place where a doctor works: He went to the doctor's this morning for a check-up.
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doctor noun [C] (EDUCATION)

(written abbreviation Dr) a person who has the highest degree (= qualification) from a college or university

doctorverb [T]

uk   /ˈdɒk.tər/  us   /ˈdɑːk.tɚ/

doctor verb [T] (CHANGE)

to change a document in order to deceive people: He was found to have provided the court with doctored evidence. to secretly put a harmful or poisonous substance into food or drink: Bottles of lemonade doctored with rat poison were discovered in the kitchen.

doctor verb [T] (ANIMAL)

UK informal to remove the sexual organs of an animal in order to prevent it from producing young
Translations of “doctor”
in Arabic طَبيْب…
in Korean 의사…
in Malaysian tabib, doktor…
in French docteur/-eure…
in Turkish hekim…
in Italian medico, dottore, -essa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醫學, 醫生,大夫…
in Russian врач…
in Polish lekarz…
in Vietnamese bác sỹ, tiến sỹ…
in Spanish médico, doctor…
in Portuguese médico, -a, doutor…
in Thai แพทย์, ดุษฎีบัณฑิต…
in German der Doktor…
in Catalan metge, -essa…
in Japanese 医者…
in Indonesian dokter, doktor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 医学, 医生,大夫…
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