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recipient

[ri-sip-ee-uhnt]
noun
1.
a person or thing that receives; receiver: the recipient of a prize.
adjective
2.
receiving or capable of receiving.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin recipient- (stem of recipiēns), present participle of recipere to receive; see -ent

nonrecipient, adjective, noun
unrecipient, adjective
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recipient (rɪˈsɪpɪənt)
 
n
1.  a person who or thing that receives
 
adj
2.  a less common word for receptive
 
[C16: via French from Latin recipiēns, from recipere to receive]

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recipient
1558, from M.Fr. récipient (16c.), from L. recipientem (nom. recipiens), prp. of recipere (see receive).
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recipient re·cip·i·ent (rĭ-sĭp'ē-ənt)
adj.
Functioning as a receiver; receptive. n.
One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.

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