[ sur-ji-kuh l ]
/ ˈsɜr dʒɪ kəl /
sur·gi·cal·ly, adverbnon·sur·gi·cal, adjectivenon·sur·gi·cal·ly, adverbpost·sur·gi·cal, adjective
pre·sur·gi·cal, adjectivepro·sur·gi·cal, adjectiveun·sur·gi·cal, adjectiveun·sur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsurgical (1 of 2)
/ (nɒnˈsɜːdʒɪkəl) /
not of, relating to, involving, or used in surgery
British Dictionary definitions for nonsurgical (2 of 2)
/ (ˈsɜːdʒɪkəl) /
of, relating to, involving, or used in surgery
(of an action) performed with extreme precisiona surgical air attack on the missile complex
Derived Formssurgically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonsurgical
surgical strike: There is no such thing. Don't use unless in a quote, then question what that means. [Isaac Cubillos, "Military Reporters Stylebook and Reference Guide," 2010]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for nonsurgical
[ sûr′jĭ-kəl ]
Of, relating to, or characteristic of surgeons or surgery.
Used in surgery.
Resulting from or occurring after surgery.
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