well attending


adjective (of a physician)
having primary responsibility for a patient.
holding a staff position in an accredited hospital.

1580–90; attend + -ing2

well-attending, adjective
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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "to direct one's mind or energies," from O.Fr. atendre (12c., Mod.Fr. attendre) "to expect, wait for, pay attention," from L. attendere "give heed to," lit. "to stretch toward," from ad- "to" + tendere "stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" one's mind
toward something. Sense of "take care of, wait upon" is from early 15c.
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