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Noun: doctor  dók-tu(r)
  1. A licensed medical practitioner
    "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor";
    - doc [informal], physician, MD, Dr., medico [informal]
  2. A person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution
    "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics";
    - Dr.
  3. A game in which children take the roles of physician, nurse or patient and pretend they are at the doctor's
    "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"
Verb: doctor  dók-tu(r)
  1. Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
    "doctor up rose water with geraniol";
    - sophisticate, doctor up
  2. (medicine) give medical treatment to
  3. [informal] Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    - repair, mend, fix, bushel [US], furbish up, restore, touch on
Noun: Doctor
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages";
    - Doctor of the Church

Derived forms: doctors, Doctors, doctored, doctoring

Type of: adulterate, ameliorate, amend, better, bookman, care for, child's play [informal], debase, dilute, improve, load, medic, medical man, medical practitioner, meliorate, mend, play, scholar, scholarly person, stretch, theologian, theologiser [Brit], theologist, theologizer, treat

Part of: doctor-patient relation

Encyclopedia: Doctor, Patrick