[ sur-ji-kuh l ]
/ ˈsɜr dʒɪ kəl /


pertaining to or involving surgery or surgeons.
used in surgery.
characterized by extreme precision or incisiveness: a surgical air strike against enemy targets.

Origin of surgical

First recorded in 1760–70; surg(eon) + -ical

OTHER WORDS FROM surgical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for surgically

/ (ˈsɜːdʒɪkəl) /


of, relating to, involving, or used in surgery
(of an action) performed with extreme precisiona surgical air attack on the missile complex

Derived forms of surgical

surgically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for surgically

[ sûrjĭ-kəl ]


Of, relating to, or characteristic of surgeons or surgery.
Used in surgery.
Resulting from or occurring after surgery.
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