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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
doctor (noun)
1.
a) an eminent theologian declared a sound expounder of by the Roman Catholic Church - doctrine called also doctor of the church
b) a learned or authoritative teacher
c) a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (as a PhD) conferred by a university
d) a person awarded an honorary (as an LLD or Litt D) by a college or university - doctorate
2.
a) a person skilled or specializing in healing arts , especially one (as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian) who holds an advanced degree and is licensed to practice
b) - medicine man
3.
a) material added (as to food) to produce a desired effect
b) a blade (as of metal) for spreading a coating or scraping a surface
4.
a person who restores, repairs, or fine-tunes things
doctor (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to give medical treatment to
b) to restore to good condition - repair doctor an old clock
2.
a) to adapt or modify for a desired end by alteration or special treatment - doctored the play to suit the audience the drink was doctored
intransitive verb
b) to alter deceptively - accused of doctoring the election returns
1.
to practice medicine
2.
dialect to take medicine
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
doctor (noun)
a person specially trained in healing human medical disorders
SYNONIMS:
croaker, doc, medic, medico, physician, sawbones
RELATED WORDS:
family doctor, family physician, family practitioner, general practitioner; anesthesiologist, dermatologist, gynecologist, internist, neurologist, ob-gyn, obstetrician, ophthalmologist, orthopedist, pathologist, pediatrician ( pediatrist), physiatrist, podiatrist, radiologist, urologist; attending, clinician, hospitalist; specialist; plastic surgeon, surgeon; intern ( interne), resident; aidman, nurse, nurse-practitioner; EMT, paramedic ( paramedical); physical therapist, physiotherapist
nondoctor, nonphysician
doctor (verb)
1.
to give medical treatment to
SYNONIMS:
treat
RELATED WORDS:
cure, heal, mend, rehabilitate, remedy; attend, care (for), dose, drug, hospitalize, minister (to), nurse
doctor (verb)
2.
to put into good shape or working order again
SYNONIMS:
doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp
RELATED WORDS:
fix up, furbish, overhaul, rebuild, reconstruct, refurbish; aid, cure, heal, help; condition, prepare, ready; care (for), maintain, service; freshen, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize, revive; adjust, correct, modify, rectify, redress, reform, right; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blemish, break, damage, deface, disfigure, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, ruin, spoil, vandalize, wreck; cripple, disable, maim, mangle, mutilate
doctor (verb)
3.
to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a new use or situation
SYNONIMS:
acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, condition, conform, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, put, shape, suit, tailor
RELATED WORDS:
readapt, readjust; customize, gear, match, model, pattern; attune, correct, harmonize, square, tune; establish, root, settle; acquaint, familiarize, orient, orientate; equip, prepare, prime, rehearse; harden, inure, season, toughen; alter, convert, make over, modify, recast, reclaim, recycle, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refashion, refigure, refit, refocus, reinvent, rejigger, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, transform; accustom, condition, habilitate, habituate, naturalize; ready, season; bend; fiddle (with), fine-tune, phase, register, regulate, rig
NEAR ANTONYMS:
misadjust
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