outpatient

or out-pa·tient

[ out-pey-shuhnt ]
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noun
  1. a patient who receives treatment at a hospital, as in an emergency room or clinic, but is not hospitalized.

Origin of outpatient

1
First recorded in 1705–15; out- + patient

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British Dictionary definitions for outpatient

outpatient

/ (ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt) /


noun
  1. a nonresident hospital patient: Compare inpatient

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