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  Definition of patient
  1. 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
  2. a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
  3. enduring without protest or complaint
  4. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"
Similar Words: affected role, patient role

 

See Also: tolerant, uncomplaining

 

Hyponyms: alexic, analysand, hypochondriac, index case, inpatient, inmate, outpatient, vaccinee

 

Member Meronyms: doctor-patient relation, nurse-patient relation

 

Anagrams: pinnate

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 患者   Croatian: pacijent  
Danish: patient and tålmodig   Dutch: geduldig and patiënt  
Finnish: kärsivällinen and potilas   French: patient  
German: geduldig and Patient   Greek: υπομονετικός and ασθενής  
Hebrew: מטופל   Hungarian: beteg  
Icelandic: sjúklingur   Italian: paziente  
Japanese: 忍耐 and 患者   Korean: 환자  
Portuguese: paciente   Russian: пациент and терпеливейший  
Slovak: pacient and trpezlivý   Slovene: bolnik and potrpežljiv  
Spanish: paciente   Swedish: patient and tålmodig  
 
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