Noun: patient pey-shunt
Adjective: patient pey-shunt
- A person who requires medical care
"the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
- The semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
- affected role, patient role
- Enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
"a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"
Derived forms: patients
See also: diligent, enduring, forbearing, longanimous, long-suffering, patient of, persevering, tolerant, uncomplaining, unhurried
Type of: case, diseased person, participant role, semantic role, sick person, sufferer
Part of: doctor-patient relation, nurse-patient relation