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How to sign: a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed 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";
Categories: medical procedure
Within this category: ablation, amputation, angioplasty, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, brain surgery, castration, cautery, chemosurgery, craniotomy, cryosurgery, curettage, debridement, decortication, dilation and curettage, electrosurgery, enterostomy, enucleation, evisceration, exenteration, fenestration, gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy, gastrostomy, heart surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, hysterotomy, implantation, intestinal bypass, iridectomy, iridotomy, jejunostomy, major surgery, microsurgery, minor surgery, myotomy, myringectomy, myringoplasty, myringotomy, neurosurgery, orchiopexy, osteotomy, ostomy, palatopharyngoplasty, phlebectomy, photocoagulation, plastic surgery, polypectomy, resection, rhinotomy, rhizotomy, sex-change operation, Shirodkar's operation, sterilization, strabotomy, taxis, tracheostomy, transplant, trephination, tympanoplasty, uranoplasty, vasovasostomy, vivisection, wrong-site surgery
How to sign: a business especially one run on a large scale
"a large-scale farming operation"; "a multinational operation"; "they paid taxes on every stage of the operation"; "they had to consolidate their operations";