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patient

[pey-shuh nt] /ˈpeɪ ʃənt/
noun
1.
a person who is under medical care or treatment.
2.
a person or thing that undergoes some action.
3.
Archaic. a sufferer or victim.
adjective
4.
bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.
5.
characterized by or expressing such a quality:
a patient smile.
6.
quietly and steadily persevering or diligent, especially in detail or exactness:
a patient worker.
7.
undergoing the action of another (opposed to agent).
Idioms
8.
patient of,
  1. having or showing the capacity for endurance:
    a man patient of distractions.
  2. susceptible of:
    This statement is patient of criticism.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English pacient (adj. and noun) < Middle French < Latin patient- (stem of patiēns), present participle of patī to undergo, suffer, bear; see -ent
Related forms
patientless, adjective
patiently, adverb
patientness, noun
overpatient, adjective
quasi-patient, adjective
quasi-patiently, adverb
superpatient, adjective
superpatiently, adverb
unpatient, adjective
unpatiently, adverb
Synonyms
1. invalid. 4. uncomplaining, long-suffering, forbearing, resigned, passive, calm. 5. quiet, serene, unruffled, unexcited, self-possessed, composed. 6. sedulous, assiduous, untiring.
Antonyms
4. hostile. 5. impatient, agitated.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi patient

patient

/ˈpeɪʃənt/
adjective
1.
enduring trying circumstances with even temper
2.
tolerant; understanding
3.
capable of accepting delay with equanimity
4.
persevering or diligent a patient worker
5.
(archaic) admitting of a certain interpretation
noun
6.
a person who is receiving medical care
7.
(rare) a person or thing that is the recipient of some action
Derived Forms
patiently, adverb
Word Origin
C14: see patience
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Word Origin and History for quasi patient
patient
early 14c., "bearing or enduring without complaint," from L. patientem (see patience).
patient
"suffering or sick person," late 14c., from O.Fr. pacient (n.), from the adj., from L. patientem (see patience).
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quasi patient in Medicine

patient pa·tient (pā'shənt)
n.
One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.

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