patient


patient
patient [pā′shənt]
adj.
[ME pacient < OFr < L patiens, patient, prp. of pati: see PASSION]
1. bearing or enduring pain, trouble, etc. without complaining or losing self-control
2. refusing to be provoked or angered, as by an insult; forbearing; tolerant
3. calmly tolerating delay, confusion, inefficiency, etc.
4. able to wait calmly for something desired
5. showing or characterized by patience [a patient face]
6. steady; diligent; persevering [a patient worker]
7. Rare receiving action; passive
n.
1. a person receiving care or treatment, esp. from a doctor
2. Rare a person who receives an action
3. Gram. the word or words designating the person or thing affected by the action of the verb
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patient of
1. capable of bearing (fatigue, thirst, etc.)
2. admitting of or having (a certain meaning)
patiently
adv.

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