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patient US English

Able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious

patient US Thesaurus

I must ask you to be patient

day patient US English

A patient who attends a hospital for treatment without staying overnight

patient Lucy US English

Another term for impatiens.

patient zero US English

Used to refer to the person identified as the first carrier of a communicable disease in an outbreak of related cases

private patient US English

A patient who is receiving private medical treatment

heartsink patient US English

(Among doctors) a patient who makes frequent visits to a surgery, complaining of persistent but unidentifiable ailments

inpatient US English

A patient who stays in a hospital while under treatment

outpatient US English

A patient who receives medical treatment without being admitted to a hospital