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Definition of surgical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used in or connected with surgery surgical instruments a surgical procedure (= an operation)
  2. 2used to describe something done very precisely, especially a very accurate military attack a bridge destroyed by a surgical strike (= military attack against a specific target) Our advertising targets customers with surgical precision.
adverb The tumor will need to be surgically removed.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: surgical

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