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Definition of doctor verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doctor
    he / she / it doctors
    past simple doctored
    -ing form doctoring
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  1. 1[transitive] doctor something to change something in order to trick someone synonym falsify He was accused of doctoring the figures.
  2. 2[transitive] doctor something to add something harmful to food or drink The wine had been doctored.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] doctor (somebody) to treat people who are sick or injured He's been doctoring in a small town.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: doctor