inpatient [in′pā΄shənt]
a patient who is lodged and fed in a hospital, clinic, etc. while receiving treatment

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  • Inpatient — In pa tient, n. A patient who receives lodging and food, as well as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary; distinguished from {outpatient}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inpatient — 1760 (n.); 1959 (adj.), from IN (Cf. in) + PATIENT (Cf. patient) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inpatient — ► NOUN ▪ a patient who is staying day and night in a hospital while receiving treatment …   English terms dictionary

  • inpatient — UK [ˈɪnˌpeɪʃ(ə)nt] / US noun [countable] Word forms inpatient : singular inpatient plural inpatients a) someone who stays and sleeps in hospital while they are getting their treatment b) [only before noun] relating to an inpatient an inpatient… …   English dictionary

  • inpatient — in|pa|tient [ ın,peıʃnt ] noun count someone who stays and sleeps in a hospital while they are getting their treatment a. only before noun relating to an inpatient: an inpatient facility inpatient care/treatment/services ─ compare OUTPATIENT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inpatient — noun Inpatient is used before these nouns: ↑care, ↑programme, ↑treatment, ↑ward Inpatient is used after these nouns: ↑hospital …   Collocations dictionary

  • Inpatient care — is the care of patients whose condition requires admission to a hospital. Progress in modern medicine and the advent of comprehensive out patient clinics ensure that patients are only admitted to a hospital when they are extremely ill or are have …   Wikipedia

  • inpatient — noun Date: 1760 a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment compare outpatient …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inpatient — /in pay sheuhnt/, n. a patient who stays in a hospital while receiving medical care or treatment. [1750 60; IN 1 + PATIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • inpatient — noun A patient whose treatment needs at least one nights residence in a hospital; a hospitalized patient. Ant: outpatient …   Wiktionary

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