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Noun doctor has 4 senses
  1. doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
    --1 is a kind of medical practitioner, medical man
    --1 is a member of doctor-patient relation
    --1 has particulars:
     abortionist; allergist; angiologist; extern, medical extern; gastroenterologist; general practitioner, GP; hakim, hakeem; house physician, resident, resident physician; intern, interne, houseman, medical intern; primary care physician; quack; specialist, medical specialist; surgeon, operating surgeon, sawbones; veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vet; Averroes, ibn-Roshd, Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd; Avicenna, ibn-Sina, Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; Barany, Robert Barany; Bartholin, Caspar Bartholin; Bruce, David Bruce, Sir David Bruce; Crohn, Burrill Bernard Crohn; Down, John L. H. Down; Eijkman, Christiaan Eijkman; Fallot, Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot; Gilbert, William Gilbert; Harvey, William Harvey; Hodgkin, Thomas Hodgkin; Jacobs, Aletta Jacobs; Jenner, Edward Jenner; Klinefelter, Harry F. Klinefelter, Harry Fitch Kleinfelter; Lozier, Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier; Manson, Sir Patrick Manson; Mesmer, Franz Anton Mesmer, Friedrich Anton Mesmer; Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim; Roget, Peter Mark Roget; Ross, Sir Ronald Ross; Rush, Benjamin Rush; Schweitzer, Albert Schweitzer; Shaw, Anna Howard Shaw; Simpson, Sir James Young Simpson; Sydenham, Thomas Sydenham, The English Hippocrates; Willebrand, von Willebrand, E. A. von Willebrand, Erik von Willebrand, Erik Adolf von Willebrand
    Derived form: verb doctor2
  2. Doctor of the Church, Doctor - (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the othodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
    --2 is a kind of theologian, theologist, theologizer, theologiser
    --2 has particulars:
     Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose; Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas; Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great; Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo; Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great; Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede; Gregory, Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Great; Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen; Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom
  3. doctor - children take the roles of doctor or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the doctor's office; "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"
    --3 is a kind of
    play, child's play
  4. doctor, Dr. - a person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution; "she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"
    --4 is a kind of scholar, scholarly person, student
Verb doctor has 3 senses
  1. sophisticate, doctor, doctor up - alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
    --1 is one way to adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. doctor - give medical treatment to
    --2 is one way to
    treat, care for
    Derived form: noun doctor1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  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"
    --3 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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