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doctor

doc·tor

doctor

 
 
pronunciation:
dak tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person licensed to care for or treat people or animals, such as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian. (abbr.: Dr.)
 
synonyms:
physician, veterinarian
similar words:
doc, gynecologist, medicine man, obstetrician, pediatrician, practitioner, quack, specialist
definition 2: a person who has received the highest degree at a college or university.
synonyms:
Ph.D.
similar words:
academic, intellectual
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: doctored, doctoring, doctors
definition 1: to treat medically.
synonyms:
attend, medicate, treat
similar words:
administer, cure, heal, nurse, prescribe
definition 2: to fix or repair.
synonyms:
fix, mend, remedy, repair
similar words:
ameliorate, rebuild, reconstruct, rehabilitate, restore
definition 3: to change or modify; tamper with.
He doctored the experimental data.
synonyms:
alter, change, color, fudge, modify
similar words:
distort, falsify, manipulate, tamper with, twist
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to practice medicine.
synonyms:
minister
similar words:
attend
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Word Parts
The word doctor contains the following part:
doc Latin root that means teach