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 for Out patient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Patient \Pa"tient\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive
        recipient.
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              Malice is a passion so impetuous and precipitate
              that it often involves the agent and the patient.
                                                    --Gov. of
                                                    Tongue.
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     2. A person under medical or surgical treatment; --
        correlative to physician or nurse.
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              Like a physician, . . . seeing his patient in a
              pestilent fever.                      --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     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.
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