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surgery (ˈsɜːdʒərɪ Pronunciation for surgery



(plural) -geries
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with treating disease, injuries, etc, by means of manual or operative procedures, esp by incision into the body
  2. the performance of such procedures by a surgeon
  3. (British) a place where a doctor, dentist, etc, can be consulted
  4. (British) an occasion when an MP, lawyer, etc, is available for consultation
  5. (US & Canadian) an operating theatre where surgical operations are performed

Word Origin

C14: via Old French from Latin chirurgia, from Greek kheirurgia, from kheir hand + ergon work

Translations for 'surgery'

  • British English: surgeryPronunciation for surgery Surgery is medical treatment which involves cutting open a person's body in order to repair or remove a diseased or damaged part.She was in good condition after surgery for a broken leg.ˈsɜːdʒərɪ NOUNmedical treatment
  • Arabic: عَمَلِيَّةٌ جِرَاحِيَّةPronunciation for عَمَلِيَّةٌ جِرَاحِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cirurgiaPronunciation for cirurgiamédico
  • Chinese: 外科手术Pronunciation for 外科手术
  • Croatian: operacijaPronunciation for operacija
  • Czech: operacePronunciation for operacechirurgická
  • Danish: operationPronunciation for operation
  • Dutch: operatiePronunciation for operatie
  • European Spanish: cirugíaPronunciation for cirugía
  • Finnish: lääkärin vastaanottotilatPronunciation for lääkärin vastaanottotilat
  • French: cabinet médicalPronunciation for cabinet médical
  • German: ArztpraxisPronunciation for Arztpraxis Arztpraxen
  • Greek: εγχείρισηPronunciation for εγχείριση
  • Italian: ambulatorioPronunciation for ambulatorio
  • Japanese: 手術Pronunciation for 手術
  • Korean: 수술Pronunciation for 수술
  • Norwegian: legekontorPronunciation for legekontor
  • Polish: przychodniaPronunciation for przychodnia
  • Portuguese: cirurgiaPronunciation for cirurgiamédico
  • Romanian: operație chirurgicală operații chirurgicale
  • Russian: хирургическое лечениеPronunciation for хирургическое лечение
  • Spanish: cirugíaPronunciation for cirugía
  • Swedish: läkarmottagningPronunciation for läkarmottagning
  • Thai: การผ่าตัดPronunciation for การผ่าตัด
  • Turkish: klinikPronunciation for klinik
  • Ukrainian: хірургія
  • Vietnamese: khoa phẫu thuậtPronunciation for khoa phẫu thuật
  • British English: surgeryPronunciation for surgery A surgery is the room or house where a doctor or dentist works.ˈsɜːdʒərɪ NOUNplace
  • Arabic: عِيَادَةُ الطَّبِيبPronunciation for عِيَادَةُ الطَّبِيب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: consultórioPronunciation for consultóriomédico
  • Chinese: 诊所Pronunciation for 诊所
  • Croatian: operacijska dvoranaPronunciation for operacijska dvorana
  • Czech: ordinacePronunciation for ordinace
  • Danish: konsultationPronunciation for konsultation
  • Dutch: behandelkamerPronunciation for behandelkamer
  • European Spanish: ambulatorioPronunciation for ambulatorio
  • Finnish: leikkausPronunciation for leikkauslääketieteellinen
  • French: intervention chirurgicalePronunciation for intervention chirurgicale
  • German: chirurgischer EingriffPronunciation for chirurgischer Eingriff
  • Greek: ιατρείοPronunciation for ιατρείο
  • Italian: intervento chirurgicoPronunciation for intervento chirurgico
  • Japanese: 診療所 Pronunciation for 診療所
  • Korean: 진료소Pronunciation for 진료소
  • Norwegian: kirurgiPronunciation for kirurgi
  • Polish: operacjaPronunciation for operacjazabieg
  • Portuguese: consultórioPronunciation for consultóriomédico
  • Romanian: sală de operații săli de operații
  • Russian: операционнаяPronunciation for операционная
  • Spanish: consultorioPronunciation for consultorio
  • Swedish: operationPronunciation for operation
  • Thai: ห้องผ่าตัดPronunciation for ห้องผ่าตัด
  • Turkish: ameliyatPronunciation for ameliyat
  • Ukrainian: хірургія
  • Vietnamese: phẫu thuậtPronunciation for phẫu thuật

Example Sentences Including 'surgery'

Her pills are usually ready waiting for her at the surgery.
Ferrars, Elizabeth The Other Devil's Name
En route he kept in touch with the chase and got a report from the local hospital where Lloyd was undergoing surgery.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight
The body was clean and ready for cutting, as there's no man cleaner than one who has just been through surgery.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)


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