nonsurgical

adjective
non·​sur·​gi·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈsər-ji-kəl How to pronounce nonsurgical (audio) \

Definition of nonsurgical

: not involving, consisting of, requiring, or performing surgery nonsurgical treatment of back pain nonsurgical cosmetic procedures a nonsurgical practitioner

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Other Words from nonsurgical

nonsurgically \ ˌnän-​ˈsər-​ji-​k(-​ə)lē How to pronounce nonsurgical (audio) \ adverb
fractures treated nonsurgically nonsurgically treated patients

Examples of nonsurgical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the nonsurgical realm, botulinum toxins, fillers, and lasers saw the greatest spike. Jolene Edgar, refinery29.com, 6 Oct. 2021 CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat-reduction procedure that works by freezing fat cells, which the body then eliminates through waste. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 24 Sep. 2021 If hand strength is affected or if nonsurgical treatment is ineffective, then surgery can be considered. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2021 Some of these devices -- which can look like gas masks -- have received an emergency use authorization and can be used in nonsurgical settings during shortages of N95 masks. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some of these devices -- which can look like gas masks -- have received an emergency use authorization and can be used in nonsurgical settings during shortages of N95 masks. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Susan Clayton, who owns a small business selling nonsurgical masks in Baltimore, also worries about slow mail. NBC News, 18 Aug. 2021 Some of these devices -- which can look like gas masks -- have received an emergency use authorization and can be used in nonsurgical settings during shortages of N95 masks. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Some of these devices -- which can look like gas masks -- have received an emergency use authorization and can be used in nonsurgical settings during shortages of N95 masks. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of nonsurgical

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonsurgical was in 1837

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16 Oct 2021

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“Nonsurgical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsurgical. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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nonsurgical

adjective
non·​sur·​gi·​cal | \ -ˈsər-ji-kəl How to pronounce nonsurgical (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonsurgical

: not surgical nonsurgical hospital care

Other Words from nonsurgical

nonsurgically \ -​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce nonsurgical (audio) \ adverb

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