reoperate

verb re·op·er·ate \ (ˌ)rē-ˈä-pə-ˌrāt , -ˈä-ˌprāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reoperate

reoperated; reoperating
: to operate again: such as
a : to perform surgery again
  • But going back to reoperate on tissue that's already been subjected to surgery increases the risks of bleeding and damage to the structures being repaired.
  • —Hillary Busis
b : to resume functions (such as business operations)
  • Uber recently began to reoperate in San Antonio after leaving the city due to these ordinances.
  • —Alex Arevalo

reoperation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shən\ noun, plural reoperations
    • Nearly one in four women with breast implants suffered local complications serious enough to warrant reoperation within five years …
    • —Thomas M. Burton
    • a new procedure that results in fewer reoperations

First Known Use of reoperate

1851

in the meaning defined above

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