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Patient (IPA: /ˈpeɪʃənt/)


Patient (a.)

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

Patient (a.)

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

Patient (a.)

Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.

Patient (a.)

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

Patient (a.)

Forbearing; long-suffering.

Patient (n.)

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

Patient (n.)

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

Patient (v. t.)

To compose, to calm.