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Dictionary definition for: Doctor

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

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

3. (n) (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"

4. (v) give medical treatment to

5. (n) 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"

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

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

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