2. [syn: surgical, operative]
3. performed with great precision;
- Example: "a surgical air strike"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Surgical \Sur"gi*cal\ (s[^u]r"j[i^]*kal), a.
Of or pertaining to surgeons or surgery; done by means of
surgery; used in surgery; as, a surgical operation; surgical
Surgical fever. (Med.)
(b) Traumatic fever, or the fever accompanying inflammation.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to or involving or used in surgery;
"surgical instruments"; "surgical intervention" [ant:
2: relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery
especially as opposed to medicine; "a surgical appendix"; "a
surgical procedure"; "operative dentistry" [syn: surgical,
operative] [ant: medical]
3: performed with great precision; "a surgical air strike"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "surgical":
allopathic, chiropodic, chiropractic, clinical, dental, exodontic,
homeopathic, hydropathic, iatric, medical, naturopathic,
neurological, obstetric, orthodontic, orthopedic, osteopathic,
pediatric, periodontic, prosthodontic