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Meaning of “surgery” in the English Dictionary

"surgery" in British English

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surgerynoun

uk   /ˈsɜː.dʒər.i/  us   /ˈsɝː.dʒɚ-/
  • surgery noun (MEDICAL OPERATION)

B2 [U] the ​treatment of ​injuries or ​diseases in ​people or ​animals by ​cuttingopen the ​body and ​removing or ​repairing the ​damagedpart: The ​patient had/​underwent surgery on his ​heart. He made a good ​recovery after surgery toremove a ​braintumour.

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  • surgery noun (ADVICE)

B2 [C or U] UK (US office) a ​place where you can go to ​askadvice from or ​receivetreatment from a ​doctor or ​dentist: If you come to the surgery at 10.30, the ​doctor will ​see you then. On ​Saturdaymornings, surgery (= the ​period of ​opening of the ​place where you can go to ​seeyourdoctor) is from 9.00 to 12.00. [C] UK the ​regularperiod of ​time when a ​person can ​visittheir Member of Parliament to ​askadvice: Our MP holds a ​weekly surgery on ​Fridaymornings.
(Definition of surgery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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surgerynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsɜr·dʒə·ri/
the ​treatment of ​injuries or ​diseases by ​cuttingopen the ​body and ​removing or ​repairing the ​damagedpart, or an ​operation of this ​type: [U] He had ​undergoneopen-heart surgery two ​years ago. [U] I’m ​recovering from back surgery, so it’s going to be ​awhile before I can ​ride a ​horse again. [C] She has ​undergone several surgeries and will ​require more. Br The surgery is a doctor’s ​office where you go to be ​examined.
surgical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈsɜr·dʒɪ·kəl/
surgical ​equipment/​procedures
(Definition of surgery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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