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noun surgery pronunciation in American English /ˈsɜrdʒəri/ 
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    [countable/uncountable] medical treatment in which a doctor cuts open someone's body

    He had to undergo heart bypass surgery.

    doctors who perform several surgeries a day

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      [uncountable] a room in a hospital where doctors do surgery

      Take him up to surgery.

      Doctor Corday will be in surgery all morning.


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