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surgery

noun uk   /ˈsɜː.dʒər.i/  us   /ˈsɝː.dʒɚ-/

surgery noun (MEDICAL OPERATION)

B2 [U] the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part: The patient had/underwent surgery on his heart. He made a good recovery after surgery to remove a brain tumour.
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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 fixed period of opening of the place where you can go to see your doctor) is from 9.00 to 12.00. [C] 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.
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