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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surgery  \Sur"ge*ry\,  n.  [OE.  surgenrie  surgerie  cf  OF 
  cirurgie  F.  chirurgie,  L.  chirurgia,  Gr  ?.  See  {Surgeon}.] 
  1.  The  art  of  healing  by  manual  operation;  that  branch  of 
  medical  science  which  treats  of  manual  operations  for  the 
  healing  of  diseases  or  injuries  of  the  body;  that  branch 
  of  medical  science  which  has  for  its  object  the  cure  of 
  local  injuries  or  diseases,  as  wounds  or  fractures, 
  tumors,  etc.,  whether  by  manual  operation  or  by  medicines 
  and  constitutional  treatment. 
  2.  A  surgeon's  operating  room  or  laboratory. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  branch  of  medical  science  that  treats  disease  or  injury 
  by  operative  procedures;  "he  is  professor  of  surgery  at 
  the  Harvard  Medical  School" 
  2:  (British)  a  room  where  a  doctor  or  dentist  can  be  consulted; 
  "he  read  the  warning  in  the  doctor's  surgery" 
  3:  a  room  in  a  hospital  equipped  for  the  performance  of 
  surgical  operations;  "great  care  is  taken  to  keep  the 
  operating  rooms  aseptic"  [syn:  {operating  room},  {operating 
  theater},  {operating  theatre}] 
  4:  a  therapeutic  procedure  with  instruments  to  repair  damage  or 
  arrest  disease  in  a  living  body;  "they  will  schedule  the 
  operation  as  soon  as  an  operating  room  is  available";  "he 
  died  while  undergoing  surgery"  [syn:  {operation},  {surgical 
  operation},  {surgical  procedure}] 

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