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a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “work” (dramaturgy): on this model, used in the formation of compound words (metallurgy).
Origin of -urgy
< Greek -ourgia, akin to érgon to work Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -urgy


combining form
indicating technology concerned with a specified material: metallurgy
Word Origin
from Greek -urgia, from ergonwork
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