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Definition of "surgical" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of surgeons or surgery. (adjective)
  • Used in surgery. (adjective)
  • Resulting from or occurring after surgery. (adjective)
  • Extremely accurate; precise: surgical air strikes against enemy compounds. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "surgical" in a sentence
  • ""To bomb Ukraine -- conduct what they call a surgical strike against a military base -- absolutely outrageous in view of the Ukrainians 'gesture of friendship.""
  • "Democrats in the California Legislature have advocated similar steps, preferring what they call a surgical approach to the state's budget problems rather than the wholesale elimination of programs proposed by the Republican governor."
  • "Pam Udy of the International Cesarean Awareness Network blames the continuing increase in surgical deliveries in part on the decline in vaginal births after C-sections."