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doctor

noun

1 doctor

A licensed medical practitioner:
— I felt so bad I went to see my doctor.

synonyms: doc, Dr., MD, medico, physician.

Roget 492: scholar, connoisseur, savant, pundit, schoolman, professor, graduate, wrangler; academician, academist; master of arts, doctor, licentitate, ... show more

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Roget 695: advice, counsel, adhortation; word to the wise; suggestion, submonition, recommendation, advocacy; advisement.    exhortation etc. (persuasion) 615; ... show more

Dutch: arts, doctor, dokter, esculaap, geneesheer, geneeskundige, heelmeester, medicus, pil
Polish: dochtor, dochtór, doktór



2 Doctor

Roman Catholic Church A title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching:
— The Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages.

synonym: Doctor of the Church.

Polish: doktor Kościoła

3 doctor

Children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office.

Polish: zabawa w doktora

4 doctor

A person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution:
— She is a doctor of philosophy in physics.

synonym: Dr..

Dutch: doctor
Polish: doktor

verb

1 doctor

Alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive.

synonyms: doctor up, sophisticate.

2 doctor

Give medical treatment to.

3 doctor

Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.

synonyms: bushel, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on.

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Roget 662: apply a remedy etc. n.; doctor, dose, physic, nurse, minister to, attend, dress the wounds, plaster; drain; prevent ... show more

Dutch: herstellen, lappen, lijmen, maken, redresseren, repareren, verbeteren, verstellen


Moby thesaurus: Doctor of Medicine, GP, MD, Md, abecedarian, abet, adulterate, aid, allopath, allopathist, alter, assist, attend, attending physician, authority, avail, baccalaureate, baccalaureus, bachelor, bail out ... show more.

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