Patients



[pey-shuh nt] /ˈpeɪ ʃənt/

noun
1.
a person who is under medical care or treatment.
2.
a person or thing that undergoes some action.
3.
Archaic. a sufferer or victim.
adjective
4.
bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.
5.
characterized by or expressing such a quality:
a patient smile.
6.
quietly and steadily persevering or diligent, especially in detail or exactness:
a patient worker.
7.
undergoing the action of another (opposed to ).
Idioms
8.
patient of,

/ˈpeɪʃənt/
adjective
1.
enduring trying circumstances with even temper
2.
tolerant; understanding
3.
capable of accepting delay with equanimity
4.
persevering or diligent: a patient worker
5.
(archaic) admitting of a certain interpretation
noun
6.
a person who is receiving medical care
7.
(rare) a person or thing that is the recipient of some action
adj.

mid-14c., “enduring without complaint,” from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem (see patience). Related: Patiently.
n.

“suffering or sick person under medical treatment,” late 14c., from Old French pacient (n.), from the adjective, from Latin patientem (see patience).

patient pa·tient (pā’shənt)
n.
One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.

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