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surgerynoun

uk   /ˈsɜː.dʒər.i/  us   /ˈsɝː.dʒər.i/
  • surgery noun (ADVICE)

B2 [C or U] UK (US office) a place where you can go to ask advice from or receive treatment from a doctor or dentist: If you come to the surgery at 10.30, the doctor will see you then. On Saturday mornings, surgery (= the period of opening of the place where you can go to see your doctor) is from 9.00 to 12.00.
[C] UK the regular period of time when a person can visit their Member of Parliament to ask advice: Our MP holds a weekly surgery on Friday mornings.
(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 cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part, or an operation of this type: [U] He had undergone open-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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