Dictionary of Nursing and Individual Health Care



adjective strong and physically healthy  ⬛ She exercises every day to keep fit. The doctors decided the patient was not fit for surgery. (NOTE: fitter - fittest)
noun a sudden attack of a disorder, especially convulsions and epilepsy  ⬛ She had a fit of coughing. He had an epileptic fit. The baby had a series of fits.
1. to provide a piece of equipment for someone to wear  ⬛ She was fitted with temporary support.
2. to have convulsions  ⬛ The patient has fitted twice. (NOTE: fitting - fitted. Note also: you fit someone with an appliance.)

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