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English definition of “surgical”

surgical

adjective     /ˈsɜː.dʒɪ.kəl/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
used for medical operations: surgical supplies/instruments/gloves, etc.SurgeryDescribing medical treatment generally involved in performing medical operations: surgical procedures/techniques/intervention surgical staffSurgeryDescribing medical treatment generally (of clothing) worn in order to treat a particular medical condition: a surgical shoe/collar/corsetSurgeryDescribing medical treatment generally
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