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noun surgery pronunciation in British English /ˈsɜː(r)dʒəri/
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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 place where people can visit a doctor or a dentist. The American word is office.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the period of time each day when people can visit a doctor or a dentist

      Surgery is from 9.00 to 4.30.

  3. 3
    [countable] British a period of time when people can visit their member of parliament (=elected political representative) to discuss problems

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