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noun [countable] doctor pronunciation in American English /ˈdɑktər/
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  1. 1
    someone whose job is to treat people who are sick or injured. When written as a title, the abbreviation of doctor is Dr. A doctor who performs medical operations is called a surgeon. Someone being treated by a doctor or nurse is called a patient
    Hannah had always wanted to be a doctor.
    Doctor Jones specializes in heart problems.
    go to/see a doctor: Have you seen a doctor yet?
    ask/consult a doctor: If you are overweight, consult your doctor before trying these exercises.
  2. 2
    someone who has the highest degree given by a university
    a doctor of theology
    The research team is headed up by Doctor Beth Levinson.




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