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* * *out·pa·tient 'au̇t-.pā-shənt n a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment compare INPATIENT
* * *out·pa·tient (outґpa-shənt) a patient who comes to the hospital, clinic, or dispensary for diagnosis and/or treatment but does not occupy a bed.
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outpatient — (n.) 1715, person who is treated at a hospital but not admitted, from OUT (Cf. out) + PATIENT (Cf. patient) (n.). The adjective is first recorded 1879 … Etymology dictionary
outpatient — ► NOUN ▪ a patient attending a hospital for treatment without staying overnight … English terms dictionary
outpatient — [out′pā΄shənt] n. a patient who is treated at a hospital, clinic, etc. and leaves without becoming an inpatient … English World dictionary
outpatient — [[t]a͟ʊtpeɪʃənt[/t]] outpatients also out patient N COUNT: oft N n An outpatient is someone who receives treatment at a hospital but does not spend the night there. ...the outpatient clinic... She received psychiatric care as an outpatient. Ant:… … English dictionary
outpatient — UK [ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃ(ə)nt] / US noun [countable] Word forms outpatient : singular outpatient plural outpatients someone who receives medical treatment at a hospital, but who does not stay there for the night an outpatient clinic/department See:… … English dictionary
outpatient — noun Outpatient is used before these nouns: ↑appointment, ↑care, ↑clinic, ↑department, ↑programme, ↑surgery, ↑treatment Outpatient is used after these nouns: ↑hospital … Collocations dictionary
outpatient — out|pa|tient [ˈautˌpeıʃənt] n someone who goes to a hospital for treatment but does not stay for the night →↑inpatient ▪ an outpatient clinic ▪ a routine examination in outpatients (=the outpatient department of a hospital) … Dictionary of contemporary English
outpatient — out|pa|tient [ aut,peıʃnt ] noun count someone who receives medical treatment at a hospital, but does not stay there for the night: an outpatient clinic/department ─ compare INPATIENT … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
outpatient — noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1715 a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment compare inpatient … New Collegiate Dictionary
outpatient — /owt pay sheuhnt/, n. a patient who receives treatment at a hospital, as in an emergency room or clinic, but is not hospitalized. Also, out patient. [1705 15; OUT + PATIENT] * * * … Universalium