- adj. 有耐性的，能容忍的
- n. 病人；患者
- n. (Patient)人名；(法)帕蒂安
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- patient:  Etymologically, a patient is someone who is ‘suffering’. The word comes via Old French from the present participle of the Latin verb patī ‘suffer’ (source also of English passion and passive). As an adjective it had already in Latin taken on its present-day sense of ‘bearing affliction with calmness’, but the medical connotations of the noun are a post- Latin development.
=> passion, passive
- patient (adj.)
- mid-14c., "enduring without complaint," from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem "bearing, supporting, suffering, enduring, permitting" (see patience). Meaning "pertaining to a medical patient" is late 14c., from the noun. Related: Patiently.
- patient (n.)
- "suffering or sick person under medical treatment," late 14c., from Old French pacient (n.), from the adjective, from Latin patientem (see patience).
- 1. A patient will usually listen to the doctor'sadvice and act on it.
- 2. Occasionally a patient is so debilitated that he must be fed intravenously.
- 3. The patient is sedated with intravenous use of sedative drugs.
- 4. The patient rates the therapies on a scale of zero to ten.
- 5. The earlier the treatment is given, the better the patient's chances.
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