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I need a doctor/ˈdɒk.tə/
- I need a doctor Noun
- A person who has attained a doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D. or one of many other terminal degrees conferred by a college or university.
- A physician; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick. The final examination and qualification may award a doctorate in which case the post-nominal letters are MD in the US or MBBS in the UK.
- If you still feel unwell tomorrow, go see your doctor.
- A veterinarian; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick.
- A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.
- I need a doctor Verb
- To act as a medical doctor to.
- Her children doctored her back to health.
- To make (someone) into an (academic) doctor.
- To physically alter (medically or surgically) a living being in order to change growth or behavior.
- They doctored their apple trees by vigorous pruning, and now the dwarfed trees are easier to pick.
- We may legally doctor a pet to reduce its libido.
- To genetically alter an extant species.
- Mendel's discoveries showed how the evolution of a species may be doctored.
- To alter or make obscure, as with the intention to deceive, especially a document.
- To doctor the signature of an instrument with intent to defraud is an example of forgery.