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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsurgicalsur‧gi‧cal /ˈsɜːdʒɪkəl $ ˈsɜːr-/ ●○○ adjective [only before noun]  1 instrument_surgical.jpg MHrelating to or used for medical operations surgical techniquessurgical equipment/instruments/treatment scalpels and other surgical instruments2 surgical stocking/collar etc3 done very carefully and in exactly the right place With surgical precision he cut four inches off the legs of the jeans.surgically /-kli/ adverb The lump was surgically removed.
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surgicalThese drugs are much more potent and are practically surgical in their effects.surgical instrumentsWorkers in surgical masks are running a hydraulic compressor and tractor-trailer drivers are warming up their big rigs.The attack was carried out with surgical precision.a surgical procedureThe course is aimed at trainees from all surgical specialties.There he was handed a smock and a scalpel and one of the new surgical stapling devices.surgical equipment/instruments/treatmentA change in management was recorded if manometry changed either medical or surgical treatment.Then she was hired to work at the hospital, sterilizing surgical instruments and assisting elderly patients.Displays of early surgical instruments give a chilling glimpse of the pain the sick must have endured before anaesthetic was invented.The surgeon uses the tiny camera to guide the surgical instruments in freeing the kidney.Controversy exists over the influence of medical or surgical treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux on Barrett's oesophagus.The most extreme example of this was in the surgical treatment sometimes meted out to women.Before the availability of endoscopic bile duct intervention surgical treatment was the usual approach to management.We found medical equipment, surgical instruments, weap-ons, clothing, documents.
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