recipient

[ ri-sip-ee-uhnt ]
/ rɪˈsɪp i ənt /

noun

a person or thing that receives; receiver: the recipient of a prize.

adjective

receiving or capable of receiving.

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Origin of recipient

1550–60; <Latin recipient- (stem of recipiēns), present participle of recipere to receive; see -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM recipient

non·re·cip·i·ent, adjective, nounun·re·cip·i·ent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for recipient

recipient
/ (rɪˈsɪpɪənt) /

noun

a person who or thing that receives

adjective

a less common word for receptive

Word Origin for recipient

C16: via French from Latin recipiēns, from recipere to receive
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Medical definitions for recipient

recipient
[ rĭ-sĭpē-ənt ]

adj.

Functioning as a receiver; receptive.

n.

One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
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