Out patient
Patient Pa"tient, n. 1. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient. [1913 Webster]

Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate that it often involves the agent and the patient. --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster]

2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to {physician} or {nurse}. [1913 Webster]

Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a pestilent fever. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

{In patient}, a patient who receives lodging and food, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary.

{Out patient}, one who receives advice and medicine, or treatment, from an infirmary. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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