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Definition of doctor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    doctor

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒktə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doctor
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒktə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktər//
     
    he / she / it doctors
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒktəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktərz//
     
    past simple doctored
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒktəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktərd//
     
    past participle doctored
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒktəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktərd//
     
    -ing form doctoring
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒktərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1doctor something to change something in order to trick somebody synonym falsify He was accused of doctoring the figures.
  2. 2doctor something to add something harmful to food or drink The wine had been doctored.
  3. 3doctor something (informal) to remove part of the sex organs of an animal synonym neuter
  4. Word Origin Middle English (in the senses ‘learned person’ and ‘Doctor of the Church’): via Old French from Latin doctor ‘teacher’ (from docere ‘teach’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: doctor