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doctor

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doctor(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. el médico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la médica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor referred me for a blood test.El médico me mandó a hacer un análisis de sangre.
b. el doctor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la doctora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have an appointment with the doctor next week.Tengo cita con el doctor la semana que viene.
2. (university)
a. el doctor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la doctora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After three years working on her thesis, she finally became a doctor.Tras tres años trabajando en su tesis, finalmente se convirtió en doctora.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to treat with)
a. tratar
I doctored the wound with hydrogen peroxide.Traté la herida con agua oxigenada.
b. curar
The nurse doctored my surgery scar three times a day.La enfermera me curaba la cicatriz de la operación tres veces al día.
4. (to tamper)
a. adulterar (food, drink)
He started to feel dazzled and realized that someone doctored his drink.Empezó a marearse y se dio cuenta de que alguien adulteró su bebida.
b. manipular (document)
That's not his signature. Someone doctored these documents.Esa no es su firma. Alguien manipuló estos documentos.
c. amañar (results, evidence)
The team was penalized with a $10,000 fine for doctoring the results of the match.El equipo fue sancionado con una multa de $10,000 por amañar los resultados del partido.
5. (to castrate) (United Kingdom)
a. castrar
The veterinarian told us that doctoring the cat was the best thing for him.El veterinario nos dijo que castrar al gato era lo mejor para él.
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doctor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medical)
a. el médico(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la médico(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to go to the doctor('s)ir al médico
2. (fam fig)
a.
that's just what the doctor orderedme/le/ etc . viene que ni pintado
3. (university)
a. el doctor(ora)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la doctor(ora)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (colloquial)
a. amañar (accounts, evidence)
5. (cat) (United Kingdom)
a. castrar, capar
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doctor [ˈdɒktəʳ]
noun
1 (Med) médicoamédica (m) (f);a médica
to go to the doctor's ir al médico; Doctor Brown el doctor Brown; to be under the doctor estar bajo tratamiento médico
it was just what the doctor ordered fue mano de santo
2 (Univ) doctoradoctora (m) (f);a doctora of en
note See culture box in entry degree.
transitive verb
1 (tamper with) [+food, drink] adulterar; [+document] manipular
2 (treat) [+cold] tratar; curar
to doctor o.s. automedicarse
3 (castrate) [+cat, dog etc] castrar
modifier
doctor's degree (n) doctorado (m)
doctor's excuse (US)doctor's line (Britain)doctor's note (Britain) (n) baja (f) (médica)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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