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to give medical aid to

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to restore to proper condition or functioning

to impart a false character to (something) by alteration

to make impure or inferior by deceptively adding foreign substances

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(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching

children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office

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a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution

alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

give medical treatment to

References in classic literature ?
he had exclaimed, deciding as he took the calf from the mother to begin doctoring her at once.
Then his mother got queer and dragged along for years as weak as a baby; and his wife Zeena, she's always been the greatest hand at doctoring in the county.
He had thought of doctoring among other things, chiefly because it was an occupation which seemed to give a good deal of personal freedom, and his experience of life in an office had made him determine never to have anything more to do with one; his answer to the Vicar slipped out almost unawares, because it was in the nature of a repartee.
Mawmsey had the poorest opinion on all other points, but in doctoring, he was wont to say in an undertone, he placed Gambit above any of them.
I am sure my mother's feet were ettling to be ben long before they could be trusted, and that the moment after she was left alone with me she was discovered barefooted in the west room, doctoring a scar (which she had been the first to detect) on one of the chairs, or sitting on them regally, or withdrawing and re-opening the door suddenly to take the six by surprise.