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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a coma patient
▪ a long-term coma patient
a stroke patient/victim
▪ Some stroke victims recover fully.
customer/patient/voter etc satisfaction (=among customers/patients/voters etc )
▪ Staff work as a team to achieve customer satisfaction.
high-risk patients/groups etc
▪ cancer screening for women over 55 and other high-risk groups
long-stay patient/resident
patient care (=care of someone who is ill)
▪ The changes should lead to better patient care.
private patient
▪ It is scandalous that elderly patients should be treated in that way.
▪ Medicaid finances health care for poor families, many of the disabled and many elderly nursing home patients.
▪ These result suggest that most elderly patients have some difficulty in making the best use of eye-drops.
▪ The higher death rate in women than in men is probably because of the higher proportion of elderly patients among them.
▪ However, it should be noted at this stage that only a minority of elderly patients are heated by the geriatric services.
▪ By 1948, however, Cosin was pointing out that the idea that most elderly patients were untreatable was a misconception.
▪ More intensive rehabilitation activities with chronic and elderly patients were ruled out.
▪ Dieulafoy's lesion is a disease of mainly middle aged and elderly male patients.
▪ Another possible contributory factor is the increasing difficulty in admitting acutely ill patients.
▪ Meanwhile, he stayed his order to close the clinic that would have disrupted treatment of 350 terminally ill patients.
▪ Halmi etal, found a lifetime prevalence of 68% for major depression in a sample of severely ill anorexia nervosa patients.
▪ Critically ill patients such as Lucky normally receive transplanted livers from a parent.
▪ It will be the first journal to make immediately available findings that could save or extend the lives of critically ill patients.
▪ These very ill patients will usually be seen in an emergency room or hospital setting.
▪ It has also been suggested that complex ventricular arrhythmias carry a worse prognosis in patients with non Q wave infarcts.
▪ They represent a group of terminally ill patients and their doctors.
▪ We tried to find out whether reactivation of T gondii in AIDS patients induces similar antibody secretion.
▪ Today, like many other public hospitals that once took polio patients, it houses many AIDS patients.
▪ In the early days there was no cure and it killed AIDS patients the first time they got it.
▪ Economically, the care of AIDS patients will put a tremendous strain on our already overburdened and costly health care delivery system.
▪ During 1992 twice as many new carriers or AIDS patients were diagnosed as in 1991.
▪ There is a promising precedent, giving hope to AIDS patients.
▪ The typical AIDS patient comes into his office at least once a month, needing tests, treatments, even hospitalization.
▪ Like many AIDS patients, Pieters swallows the drug combo to help his body suppress the virus day after day.
▪ Other cancer patients have felt similarly driven to do something to make a difference for other people with the same illness.
▪ Then they studied blood and tissue samples from 211 Ashkenazim who had been colon cancer patients.
▪ However, some organisations have developed special diets which they suggest will help cancer patients.
▪ The quick, new, high-dose radiation Brachytherapy for cancer patients is also performed at the hospital.
▪ It was bizarre, surrealistic, a little enclave of cancer patients in a noisy, crowded bar.
▪ Dedicated nineteenth-century physicians working with cancer patients had none of the sophisticated instruments and devices we have today.
▪ You wouldn't quarantine cancer patients, would you?
▪ In a study of terminal cancer patients, the positive response was even higher.
▪ The rationalization is that it helps patients.
▪ What kind of statements and questions are useful in helping patients toward the task appropriate in the Dying Time?
▪ Even with these advances I am sure that diabetic care will focus on helping patients to care for themselves effectively.
▪ Counselors are also available to help patients with ongoing issues that may have become unmanageable as a result of their illness.
▪ Nurses can help these patients by first observing tactfully whether or not they can read and write.
▪ And then helping patients move toward it.
▪ However, this would not help Alzheimer's patients, whose cells actually deteriorate during the disease.
▪ It is entirely legitimate to criticize the modern hospital system strongly so as to help patients function better within it.
▪ Opposition is most fierce in states such as California that have already found ways to curb the cost of treating Medicaid patients.
▪ She says they treat all patients they same, as long as they pay.
▪ The line between legal and illegal is very fine for doctors treating dying patients.
▪ What does this mean and should we be treating these patients?
▪ Have you seen how some therapists treat their patients?
▪ The Government claims National Health Service dentists overspent their budget last year by treating more patients than it'd estimated.
▪ They plan to treat around fifty patients a week, for the next month.
at-risk children/patients/groups etc
▪ First, that it detects the affected or at-risk groups, and second that these can then be referred for suitable treatment.
▪ Other potential strategies include the provision of vitamin A supplements to at-risk groups.
fee-paying student/patient
▪ Clinical trials show that some patients with breast cancer do better if they take the drug for five years after surgery.
▪ He gave a half million pound donation towards the care of AIDs patients.
▪ St Dominic's Hospital treats about 10,000 patients a year.
▪ A comprehensive review of the patient can be achieved through the use of the care plan.
▪ Although these patients usually have astonishingly good morale and fighting spirit, everything humanely possible should be done to keep it up.
▪ In all five patients under 50 creatinine values returned to normal.
▪ One out of every seven plastic surgery patients is a man.
▪ Other patients had external haemorrhoids, though less serious.
▪ San Mateo County officials already are looking into the prospects for their patients.
▪ The patients also are examined, and undergo laboratory tests, based on their complaints.
▪ The outcome of these patients is uncertain and the advisability of restorative proctocolectomy is, therefore, controversial.
▪ We're more patient, too.
▪ We have to be disciplined enough to be more patient.
▪ I wished I had been more patient and stayed at the witchdoctor's.
▪ She takes the time to be more patient and is in less of a hurry.
▪ Everyone who uses it has been very patient.
▪ Nervous and jumpy, he was not very patient with Miss Tish when she came home from the hospital.
▪ You need to be very patient in trying to convince him to see a doctor.
▪ She was very patient but we'd lost time.
▪ The panel members appeared to him to be very patient, very fair, and very thorough.
▪ You need to be very patient while they are absorbing the facts, perhaps over several days or weeks.
▪ Halle was patient, waiting for the boy to finish his explanation.
▪ I'm sure she'll write soon. Just try to be patient.
▪ The audience waited patiently for the show to begin.
▪ The long and patient struggle to achieve equal rights will continue.
▪ In the box office, which is occupied by two women with patient smiles, they blame the trains.
▪ She takes the time to be more patient and is in less of a hurry.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Patient \Pa"tient\ (p[=a]"shent), a. [F., fr. L. patiens, -entis, p. pr. of pati to suffer. Cf. Pathos, Passion.]

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

    Patient of severest toil and hardship.
    --Bp. Fell.

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

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

    Whatever I have done is due to patient thought.
    --Sir I. Newton.

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

    Not patient to expect the turns of fate.

  5. Forbearing; long-suffering.

    Be patient toward all men.
    --1 Thess. v. 14.


Patient \Pa"tient\, n.

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

    Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate that it often involves the agent and the patient.
    --Gov. of Tongue.

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

    Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

    In patient, a patient who receives lodging and food, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary.

    Out patient, one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary.


Patient \Pa"tient\, v. t. To compose, to calm. [Obs.] ``Patient yourself, madam.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "enduring without complaint," from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem "bearing, supporting, suffering, enduring, permitting" (see patience). Meaning "pertaining to a medical patient" is late 14c., from the noun. Related: Patiently.


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


a. 1 Content to wait if necessary; not lose one's temper while waiting. 2 Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent. 3 (context obsolete English) Physically able to suffer or bear. n. A person or animal who receives treatment from a doctor or other medically educated person.

  1. n. a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

  2. 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 [syn: affected role, patient role]

  1. adj. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient" [ant: impatient]

  2. enduring without protest or complaint


A patient is any recipient of health care services. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a advanced practice registered nurse, physiotherapist, physician, physician assistant, psychologist, podiatrist, veterinarian, or other health care provider.

Patient (grammar)

In linguistics, a grammatical patient, also called the target or undergoer, is the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out or the thematic relation such a participant has with an action. Sometimes, "theme" and "patient" are used to mean the same thing.

When used to mean different things, "patient" describes a receiver that changes state ("I crushed the car") and "theme" describes something that does not change state ("I have the car"). By that definition, stative verbs act on themes, and dynamic verbs act on patients.

Patient (memoir)

Patient is the name of a 192-page memoir by musician Ben Watt. It was published May 1, 1997 by Penguin Books (ISBN 0-8021-3583-8). The book dealt largely with Watt's experience with a rare disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and his recovery.

The book was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Sunday Times Book Of The Year chosen by William Boyd and Village Voice Literary Supplement Favorite Book of the Year, and was also a finalist for the Esquire-Waterstones Best Non-Fiction Award in the UK.

Patient (disambiguation)

A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.

Patient may also refer to:

  • Patient (grammar), in linguistics, the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out
  • Patient (memoir), a book by Ben Watt
  • " The Patient", an episode of the TV series Miracles
  • Patient UK, a trusted health website

In music:

  • Patient, a 1999 album by Bluebottle Kiss
  • "Patient", a song by Peter Hammill from his 1983 album Patience
  • "Patient", a song by Klinik from their 1992 album Contrast
  • "Patient", a song by Corpus Delicti from their 1994 album Sylphes
  • "The Patient", a song by Fine China from their 2000 album When The World Sings
  • "The Patient", a song by Tool from their 2001 album Lateralus


  • "Patiently", a song by Journey from their 1978 album Infinity
  • "Patiently", a song by 10 Years from Division

Usage examples of "patient".

Even in this somewhat advanced stage of the disease, when the symptoms are so apparent, many cases are shamefully neglected because an ignorant adviser says it is nothing serious and that the patient will outgrow it.

Since, with most patients, it was normal to use penicillin to treat pneumonia, it appeared that Townsend had either read the allergy warning in his file, or had remembered it-perhaps both.

Patients with personality disorders are alloplastic in their defences.

The patient recovered in four months, but suffered from amaurosis which had commenced at the time of the stab.

The patient could die of a heart attack during the ambulance transfer.

So does that mean something happened between the time the patients left the ambulance and when they arrived upstairs?

The obstetricians would keep delivering their patients over there and exposing them to what could turn out to be a fatal ambulance ride.

Nurse Banks went to the side table, took up the ampoule of camphor, went through the pantomime of filling a syringe and returned to the patient.

Crompton quotes another case, in which the patient held a candle with one hand while the operator amputated his other arm at the shoulder-joint.

Grafts from the rabbit and dog failed, and the skin from the amputated stump of a boy was employed, and the patient was able to leave the hospital in seven months.

The finger was then amputated at the second joint and the plastic operation completed, with a result pleasing both to patient and operator.

Jackson, quoted by Ashhurst, had a patient from whom he simultaneously amputated all four limbs for frost-bite.

When he finally came to the story of the thresher amputee, and the calm workings of the phymech as his patient died, the eyes turned from Bergman.

I want to take a moment here to respond to the other common concern voiced by my female patients over the years: Second only to cleanliness, many women are resistant to the thought of penetrating their partners due to an odd societal stigma that equates anal stimulation with homosexuality and, hence, emasculation.

Medico-Chirurgical Association of London, January 25, 1870, there was an anosmic patient mentioned who was very fond of the bouquet of moselle, and Carter mentioned that he knew a man who had lost both the senses of taste and smell, but who claimed that he enjoyed putrescent meat.