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Definition of post-operative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

post-operative

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[only before noun] (medical) Operations, Recovering from illness
 
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connected with the period after a medical operation post-operative complications/pain/care patients in the post-operative period compare intraoperative, preoperative See related entries: Operations, Recovering from illness