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English definition of “bypass”

bypass

noun [C]     /ˈbaɪpɑːs/
ROAD a road that goes around a town and not through itRoutes and roads in generalRural and suburban roads
OPERATION a medical operation to make blood flow along a different route and avoid a damaged part of the heart: a coronary/heart bypass Surgery
(Definition of bypass noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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