Definition of 'patient'


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1. A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.

2. linguistics, grammar The or phrase that is semantically on the receiving end of a verb's action.

3. Linguistics A or phrase identifying one that is acted upon or undergoes an action.

4. One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.

5. Obsolete One who suffers.

6. a patient who receives lodging and food, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary.

7. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.

8. one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary.

9. A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse.

10. a person who requires medical care

11. the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

12. Agent and patient. See agent.

13. Specifically A sufferer under bodily indisposition undergoing medical treatment: commonly used as a correlative to physician or nurse.

14. A person or thing that receives impressions from external agents; one who or that which is passively affected: opposed to agent.

15. content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting; not bothered with having to wait; not unwilling to wait

16. Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result; not hasty or impulsive.

17. Capable of bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance.

18. Persevering; constant.

19. Tolerant; understanding.

20. Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness.

21. Marked by or exhibiting calm endurance of pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance.

22. Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.

23. Forbearing; long-suffering.

24. Undergoing pains, trials, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering.

25. Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent.

26. Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.

27. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

28. obsolete To compose, to calm.


1. Recently patients have been given the third option of active surveillance.

2. Tissue biopsies can be inaccessible in lung cancer patients.

3. patients rarely sue doctors who are thoughtful and caring.

4. It means millions of cancer patients are getting treatment that is not up to scratch.

5. patients are waiting longer to see a consultant.

6. Leicester hospitals declared a crisis and urged patients to stay away because waiting times were so long.

7. The patient would also be made aware an alarm had been raised.

8. This finding might encourage patients to seek treatment for health anxiety and to trust their heart.

9. He sat quietly at a desk, methodical, patient and calm.

10. Primary care trusts are not good at value for money or understanding what patients need.

11. patient care improved too because the deal encouraged quality.

12. All of this calls for a new kind of patient who thinks differently about healthcare.

13. Can one of his fellow patients help give him a reality check?

14. Set your nephew a good example by being a source of calm and patient good humour.

15. The charity says that isolation is a serious problem for cancer patients.

16. His report said both groups of patients should get the highest employment and support allowance.

17. Using it resulted in twice as many patients suppressing the virus.

18. Some hospitals have also cancelled operations to make way for the most seriously ill flu patients.

19. What should the relationship between doctor and patient be?

20. The general criticism is that it takes too long for our patients to see a consultant.

21. We were very good defensively and we were also very patient.

22. At present there is a problem with using them for treating patients.

23. The obese patients suffered more from infections and fatal heart conditions.

24. The report also said overweight doctors and nurses were setting a bad example to patients.

25. Three healthcare assistants have been charged after an investigation into the alleged abuse of elderly hospital patients.

26. Successful treatment with one patient is not enough.

27. Pilots will be set up to train nurses and healthcare assistants together in offering basic care to patients.

28. Childcare used to be thought of as a job for kind and patient people rather than the academically gifted.

29. Examples of poor practice uncovered included locking bedroom and other doors without explanation and patients staying in rehabilitation services for long periods.

30. In Afghanistan she had only a single day in which no patients arrived.

31. Miles was one of the loyal, patient workers.

32. Both do their best to improve the food that arrives at a patient's bedside.

33. Many patients are given mild sedatives or anti-depressants.

34. I have to say that two female neurosurgeons talking about their patient *as their patient* rather than as a man would not be a fail to me, although I'm not sure whether I'm saying it wouldn't fail the rule or just wouldn't in general bother me.

35. She was being patient -- _patient_, poor lamb, and only God himself knew how she cried when she was left alone in her white bed, the door closed between her and all the house.

36. "One cannot understand how a compounder can diagnose and administer an injection to a patient& It appears that Sangupani complained to the compounder that he was having chest pain and the compounder keeping in mind that on earlier occasions the doctor prescribed Deriphyllin injection, administered it to the patient.

37. The term patient care episode represents the sum of two numbers: resident hospitalized patients at the beginning of the year or those on the active role of outpatient clinics; and admissions during the year.

38. The title patient produced 16 personalities before she was through, and became a national phenomenon.

39. Obviously, the split-brain patient is not acting normally, however.

40. The determining factor in deciding whether to try a new approach with a patient is the risk/benefit equation.

41. ‘The people of Gloucester must have been affected by the patient suffering of their pastor.’

42. ‘The Foss Basin is always a safe bet at this time of year and pike anglers have been reaping the rewards of a patient approach.’

43. ‘This time, they are taking a more patient approach.’

44. ‘You never have been able to handle the fact that I'm more patient than you.’

45. ‘It was awesome working with him, he is a very cool and patient dude.’

46. ‘He wasn't the most calm and patient person in the world when it came to matters of the heart.’

47. ‘He plays a patient game from the back of the court and the approach edges him close to claiming the first set.’

48. ‘For some less patient diners this can actually be a blessing as it cuts down the time spent perusing the options.’

49. ‘He likes challenge and experimentation, but he is also a patient professional.’

50. ‘His relaxed, patient attitude does not always sit well with people in a hurry.’

51. ‘Jackie is noted for his very patient style and believes in encouraging students every step of the way.’

52. ‘The glossy surface, apparently built up from a patient succession of thin glazes, is exactly in her manner.’

53. ‘It's become hard to imagine anyone else pulling off such stubborn, patient beauty.’

54. ‘If you are slow and patient it is possible to get quite near to them, and this was certainly the closest either of us had been to a shark in a long time.’

55. ‘In any case, the learning situation must be an active one, and thus a patient one.’

56. ‘This could also open the way for hospitals to start charging patients for treatment.’

57. ‘Hospital chiefs insist no patient suffered worse treatment because of the scandal.’

58. ‘It could see patients being banned from treatment for up to a year in severe cases.’

59. ‘Everything pertaining to the patient's medical care should be clearly documented.’

60. ‘Just like any doctor, we take a patient's medical details and allergies before a consultation.’

61. ‘Critically ill, morbidly obese patients present serious challenges to physicians treating them.’

62. ‘They were able to define three clinical characteristics that put hospitalized heart failure patients at greatest risk of mortality.’

63. ‘We enrolled 272 consecutive patients who were referred to the participating investigators for preoperative consultation.’

64. ‘Today's surgical patient often is discharged with wounds that require nursing care at home.’

65. ‘The goal was to recruit 400 depressed patients hospitalized for heart attack or angina.’

66. ‘What are your observations regarding the few AIDS patients undergoing treatment in Burundi?’

67. ‘An AIDS patient receives antiretroviral drugs in a Kenyan hospital.’

68. ‘Four days later, this immunosuppressed patient developed a sore swollen tongue.’

69. ‘Not all beta blockers are equally tolerated by patients with chronic heart failure.’

70. ‘An acute shortage of human organs means that many patients die waiting for transplants, however.’

71. ‘Some patients who respond well initially develop tolerance to the injections.’

72. ‘Only one patient with severe persistent asthma was not receiving an asthma controller medication.’

73. ‘A search of records indicated that the remaining 29 patients were still alive one year after discharge.’

74. ‘patients in the intervention group completed a questionnaire immediately after viewing the programme.’

75. ‘The test also has limited usefulness for patients with diabetes and end-stage renal disease.’

76. a patient smile

Other users have misspelling patient as:

1. patiente 2.24%

2. Other 97.76%

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