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noun [countable] patient pronunciation in American English /ˈpeɪʃ(ə)nt/ 
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  1. someone who is receiving medical treatment

    Several patients complained about the treatment they received.

    cancer/AIDS etc. patient (=someone being treated for cancer, AIDS, etc.):

    Cancer patients could benefit from this new drug.

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