What does the word surgery mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The treatment of injuries, deformities, etc., by operations or instruments.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Surgical

Usage examples for surgery

  1. There was a sharp knock just then, and the two occupants of the surgery listened intently to the opening, and the low murmuring of voices. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  2. In other words, the extent of the injury, no matter how serious, does not often offer anything that cannot be overcome by Nature and careful surgery; but the conformation of the animal does. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  3. Readers of Keats's poetry will have no difficulty in believing that, ever since his first introduction into a professional life, surgery and literature had claimed a divided allegiance from him. – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti