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surgery (ˈsɜːdʒərɪ



(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 & and 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: 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 جِرَاحِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cirurgiamédico
  • Chinese: 外科手术
  • Croatian: operacija
  • Czech: operacechirurgická
  • Danish: operation
  • Dutch: operatie
  • European Spanish: cirugía
  • Finnish: lääkärin vastaanottotilat
  • French: cabinet médical
  • German: Arztpraxis Arztpraxen
  • Greek: εγχείριση
  • Italian: ambulatorio
  • Japanese: 手術
  • Korean: 수술
  • Norwegian: legekontor
  • Polish: przychodnia
  • Portuguese: cirurgiamédico
  • Romanian: operație chirurgicală operații chirurgicale
  • Russian: хирургическое лечение
  • Spanish: cirugía
  • Swedish: läkarmottagning
  • Thai: การผ่าตัด
  • Turkish: klinik
  • Ukrainian: хірургія
  • Vietnamese: khoa phẫu thuật
  • British English: surgery A surgery is the room or house where a doctor or dentist works.ˈsɜːdʒərɪ NOUNplace
  • Arabic: عِيَادَةُ الطَّبِيب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: consultóriomédico
  • Chinese: 诊所
  • Croatian: operacijska dvorana
  • Czech: ordinace
  • Danish: konsultation
  • Dutch: behandelkamer
  • European Spanish: ambulatorio
  • Finnish: leikkauslääketieteellinen
  • French: intervention chirurgicale
  • German: chirurgischer Eingriff
  • Greek: ιατρείο
  • Italian: intervento chirurgico
  • Japanese: 診療所
  • Korean: 진료소
  • Norwegian: kirurgi
  • Polish: operacjazabieg
  • Portuguese: consultóriomédico
  • Romanian: sală de operații săli de operații
  • Russian: операционная
  • Spanish: consultorio
  • Swedish: operation
  • Thai: ห้องผ่าตัด
  • Turkish: ameliyat
  • Ukrainian: хірургія
  • Vietnamese: 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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