- having or showing the capacity for endurance: a man patient of distractions.
- susceptible of: This statement is patient of criticism.
Origin of patient
Examples from the Web for patients
Tribole tells her patients not to change what they eat but how.
As I got better, I also got curious about what happened to other patients like me.
On the one hand, patients may not understand that viruses are the cause of most cold symptoms this time of year.
On the other hand, patients may not perceive much downside to taking the medications, even if they may not help much.
Those who did so used their medical training not to care for patients, but to abet their abuse.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a half hour on deck Maud returned to the hospital section quite refreshed, and proceeded to care for the patients.Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross|Edith Van Dyne
All the dreams cited in this book are reported in the patients own words.Psychoanalysis|Andr Tridon
They have furnished a goodly proportion of the patients on which quacks and charlatans have fattened.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Well, that is the way I wish you to give opium to these patients,—to within an inch of their lives.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
Some patients recovered as soon as the first F was clipped from the paper.Mind and Body|William Walker Atkinson
Word Origin for patient
mid-14c., "enduring without complaint," from Old French pacient and directly from Latin patientem (see patience). Related: Patiently.
"suffering or sick person under medical treatment," late 14c., from Old French pacient (n.), from the adjective, from Latin patientem (see patience).