in surgery

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in surgery

1 : being operated on
  • The patient is still in surgery.
2 : performing an operation
  • The doctor has been in surgery for two hours.

Word by Word Definitions

surgery play
  1. : a branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures

  2. : alterations made as if by surgery

  3. : a physician's or dentist's office


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