mental patient

mental patient
mental patient noun (old)
A person being treated in a mental home or hospital
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Main Entry:mental

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  • mental patient — person who is being treated for a mental illness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mental — mental1 [ment′ l] adj. [ME < MFr < LL mentalis < L mens (gen. mentis), MIND] 1. of or for the mind or intellect [mental powers, mental aids] 2. done by, or carried on in, the mind (i.e., without using written symbols) [mental arithmetic] …   English World dictionary

  • mental — The use of mental in expressions such as mental hospital and mental patient, recorded from the end of the 19c, has been replaced in modern use by psychiatric …   Modern English usage

  • mental case — mental patient, one who is mentally ill, person with psychological problems …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mental — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or in the mind. 2 done by the mind. 3 colloq. a insane. b crazy, wild, eccentric (is mental about pop music). n. colloq. a mental patient. Phrases and idioms: mental age the degree of a person s mental development expressed as …   Useful english dictionary

  • mental hygiene — Science of maintaining mental health and preventing disorders to help people function at their full mental potential. It includes all measures taken to promote and preserve mental health: rehabilitation of the mentally disturbed, prevention of… …   Universalium

  • mental — mental1 /men tl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the mind: mental powers; mental suffering. 2. of, pertaining to, or affected by a disorder of the mind: a mental patient; mental illness. 3. providing care for persons with disordered minds, emotions …   Universalium

  • mental — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin mentalis, from Latin ment , mens mind more at mind Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to the mind; specifically of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mental — 1. Relating to the mind. [L. mens (ment ), mind] 2. Relating to the chin. SYN: genial, genian. [L. mentum, chin] * * * men·tal ment əl adj 1 a) of or relating to the mind specif of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of… …   Medical dictionary

  • mental — I men•tal [[t]ˈmɛn tl[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to the mind 2) psi of, pertaining to, or affected by a disorder of the mind: a mental patient[/ex] 3) psi for persons with a psychiatric disorder: a mental hospital[/ex] 4) performed by or… …   From formal English to slang

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