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noun     surgery pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] medical treatment in which a doctor cuts open someone’s body

    He had to undergo heart bypass surgery.

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

      Take him up to surgery.

      Doctor Corday will be in surgery all morning.

  2. 2
    [countable] British a doctor’s or dentist’s office

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