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a. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine or a school of osteopathic medicine; a physician.
b. Any of certain other healthcare professionals, such as a dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, podiatrist, or veterinarian.
2. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
a. A person who has earned the highest academic degree, usually a PhD, awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline.
b. A person awarded an honorary degree by a college or university.
4. Abbr. Dr. Used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor.
5. Roman Catholic Church An eminent theologian.
6. A rig or device contrived for remedying an emergency situation or for doing a special task.
v. doc·tored, doc·tor·ing, doc·tors
1. Informal To give medical treatment to: "[He] does more than practice medicine. He doctors people. There's a difference" (Charles Kuralt).
2. To repair, especially in a makeshift manner; rig.
a. To falsify or change in such a way as to make favorable to oneself: doctored the evidence.
b. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of: doctor the soup with a dash of sherry.
c. To alter or modify for a specific end: doctored my standard speech for the small-town audience.
d. Baseball To deface or apply a substance to (the ball) in violation of the rules in order to throw a pitch with extraordinary movement: was ejected because he doctored the ball with a piece of sandpaper.
v.intr. Informal
To practice medicine.

[Middle English, an expert, authority, from Old French docteur, from Latin doctor, teacher, from docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

doc′tor·al (dŏk′tə-rəl, dŏk-tôr′əl) adj.
doc′tor·ly adj.
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Adj.1.doctoral - of or relating to a doctor or doctorate; "doctoral dissertation"; "doctorial candidates"
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A. ADJdoctoral
B. CPD doctoral dissertation N (US) = doctoral thesis doctoral thesis N (Brit) → tesis f inv doctoral
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[ˈdɒktərəl] adj [thesis, research] → doctoral(e); [student, degree] → de doctorat
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And mark," he expounded further, in a curiously doctoral tone - "you are in all your limbs hateful: your eyes are hateful and your mouth is hateful, and your hair is hateful, and your body is cold and vicious like a snake - and altogether you are perdition."
." He paused a moment, then said with a doctoral air: "Self-restraint is everything in life, you know.
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