Patient is defined as someone under medical care.(noun)
An example of patient is someone having her throat checked by a doctor.
The definition of patient is waiting calmly for however long is needed.(adjective)
An example of patient is waiting two hours to see the vet without protest.
See patient in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pacient < OFr < L patiens, patient, prp. of pati: see passion
See patient in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pacient
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin patiēns, patient-
Origin: , present participle of patī, to endure; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
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