Meaning of SURGICAL in English


sur ‧ gi ‧ cal /ˈsɜːdʒɪk ə l $ ˈsɜːr-/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Origin: surgeon + -ical ]

1 . relating to or used for medical operations:

surgical techniques

surgical equipment/instruments/treatment

scalpels and other surgical instruments

2 . surgical stocking/collar etc British English a ↑ stocking etc that someone wears to support a part of their body that is injured or weak

3 . done very carefully and in exactly the right place:

With surgical precision he cut four inches off the legs of the jeans.

—surgically /-kli/ adverb :

The lump was surgically removed.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.