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Overview of noun doctor

The noun doctor has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (73) doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico

(a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor")

2. (1) Doctor of the Church, 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")

3. (1) doctor

(children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office; "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor")

4. doctor, Dr.

(a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics")


Overview of verb doctor

The verb doctor has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) sophisticate, doctor, doctor up

(alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol")

2. (1) doctor

(give medical treatment to)

3. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on

(restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please")

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