Definitions for patient

Definitions for (noun) patient

Main entry: patient, patient role, affected role

Definition: 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

Main entry: patient

Definition: a person who requires medical care

Usage: the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly

Definitions for (adj) patient

Main entry: patient

Definition: enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

Usage: a patient smile; was patient with the children; an exact and patient scientist; please be patient

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