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noun Archaic.
  1. surgery.
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Origin of chirurgery

1350–1400; chirurg(eon) + -ery; replacing Middle English sirurgerie < Middle French cirurgerie < Latin chīrūrg(ia) (< Greek cheirourgía; see chirurgeon, -ia) + Old French -erie -ery
Related formschi·rur·gic, chi·rur·gi·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples of chirurgery

  • The garden and beehive are all her physic and chirurgery, and she lives the longer for it.

    Character Writings of the 17th Century


  • We try also all poisons, and other medicines upon them, as well of chirurgery as physic.

  • These flakes here are an entry to a higher work, and of more things for Chirurgery and Medicine.

  • This sounds absurd only to those who have not perused the Receipts in Physick and Chirurgery.

  • Had I ever outlived that field in Brabant but for my most lucky mischance, lack of chirurgery?