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inpatient

[in-pey-shuh nt] /ˈɪnˌpeɪ ʃənt/
noun
1.
a patient who stays in a hospital while receiving medical care or treatment.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; in-1 + patient
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inpatient

/ˈɪnˌpeɪʃənt/
noun
1.
a hospital patient who occupies a bed for at least one night in the course of treatment, examination, or observation Compare outpatient
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Word Origin and History for inpatients

inpatient

1760 (n.); 1959 (adj.), from in + patient.

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inpatients in Medicine

inpatient in·pa·tient (ĭn'pā'shənt)
n.
A patient who is admitted to a hospital or clinic for treatment that requires at least one overnight stay.

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