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1 patient /ˈpeɪʃənt/ adjective
1 patient
/ˈpeɪʃənt/
adjective
Learner's definition of PATIENT
[more patient; most patient]
: able to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time or when dealing with problems or difficult people
often + with opposite impatient
: done in a careful way over a long period of time without hurrying

— patiently

adverb
2 patient /ˈpeɪʃənt/ noun
plural patients
2 patient
/ˈpeɪʃənt/
noun
plural patients
Learner's definition of PATIENT
[count]
: a person who receives medical care or treatment
see also inpatient, outpatient
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