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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Out-patient \Out"-pa`tient\, n.
1. A patient who is outside a hospital, but receives medical
aid from it.
2. A medical patient who receives treatment at a hospital,
especially in an emergency room, but is not admitted to
stay overnight. Distinguished from inpatient, who is
assigned to a room to reside there while being treated.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is
being treated [ant: inmate, inpatient]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "outpatient":
apoplectic, arthritic, case, consumptive, dyspeptic, epileptic,
incurable, inpatient, invalid, patient, rheumatic, shut-in,
sick person, spastic, sufferer, terminal case, the sick,
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