operationnounuk /ˌɒp.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɑː.pəˈreɪ.ʃən/
operation noun (WORK)
operation noun (MEDICAL PROCESS)
- The hospital has a two-year waiting list for minor operations.
- The child's parents or guardians must give their consent before she has the operation.
- After the operation the wound became infected.
- The operation involves putting a small tube into your heart.
- The operation must be carried out under sterile conditions.