[in-pey-shuh nt] /ˈɪnˌpeɪ ʃənt/
a who stays in a hospital while receiving medical care or treatment.
a hospital patient who occupies a bed for at least one night in the course of treatment, examination, or observation Compare outpatient
1760 (n.); 1959 (adj.), from in + patient.
inpatient in·pa·tient (ĭn’pā’shənt)
A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that requires at least one overnight stay.
[pur-pi-too-i-tee, -tyoo-] /ˌpɜr pɪˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/ noun, plural perpetuities. 1. the state or character of being (often preceded by in): to desire happiness in perpetuity. 2. endless or indefinitely long duration or existence; eternity. 3. something that is . 4. an annuity paid for life. 5. Law. an interest under which property is less […]
- In perpetuum
/ɪn pɜːˈpɛtjʊəm/ adverb 1. for ever
[pur-suh n] /ˈpɜr sən/ noun 1. a human being, whether an adult or child: The table seats four persons. 2. a human being as distinguished from an animal or a thing. 3. an individual human being who likes or prefers something specified (used in combination): I’ve never been a cat person. 4. Sociology. an individual […]
[in per-soh-nam] /ɪn pərˈsoʊ næm/ adverb, adjective, Law. 1. (of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a party or parties, rather than against property. /ɪn pɜːˈsəʊnæm/ adjective 1. (law) (of a judicial act) directed against a specific person or persons Compare in rem