from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of surgeons or surgery.
- adj. Used in surgery.
- adj. Resulting from or occurring after surgery.
- adj. Extremely accurate; precise: surgical air strikes against enemy compounds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, used in, or resulting from surgery
- adj. precise or very accurate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to surgeons or surgery; done by means of surgery; used in surgery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to surgeons or surgery; done by means of surgery: as, surgical instruments; a surgical operation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
- adj. of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
- adj. performed with great precision
"To bomb Ukraine -- conduct what they call a surgical strike against a military base -- absolutely outrageous in view of the Ukrainians 'gesture of friendship."
Democrats in the California Legislature have advocated similar steps, preferring what they call a surgical approach to the state's budget problems rather than the wholesale elimination of programs proposed by the Republican governor.
This baby should be referred to the surgical clinic where the bone can be set and casted, but first he needs something for his pain.
Improved plastic surgery and advances in surgical techniques, such as a skin-sparing mastectomy and simultaneous breast reconstruction, might be part of the reason more woman are choosing to have a mastectomy.
Pam Udy of the International Cesarean Awareness Network blames the continuing increase in surgical deliveries in part on the decline in vaginal births after C-sections.
"She takes his head, and the corpses of the dead cops, back to her secret, high-tech, underground lab where, using the latest advances in surgical engineering, cybernetic organs, and computer imaging, she makes medical history."
Some 87 other civilians and a few French diplomats also died in what was called a "surgical air strike."
A comparison to heavily regulated pharmaceutical medicine might be the somewhat less regulated market in surgical procedures.
This infection, however, might be described in surgical jargon as "beneficent."
In the Spring, with the help of a local mod shop which specialized in surgical steel grafting, he began the painful process of attaching mount points to his upper arms, shoulders, spine and hips.