Definition of day patient in English:

day patient

Line breaks: day pa|tient

noun

  • A patient who attends a hospital for treatment without staying overnight: the waiting list for day patients has shot up by fifty per cent
    More example sentences
    • She'd have to go in to hospital as a day patient a couple of days a week every other week.
    • He became a day patient at York's Bootham Park Hospital - he found it too claustrophobic to live there.
    • We have been trying to get a residential bed for her since last November but she has had to be a day patient instead.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody