surgical

Things that are surgical have something to do with an operation performed by a surgeon, or something done with the level of precision a surgeon exercises. So, you could wear surgical scrubs or conduct a surgical strike.

A surgical resident is a doctor who's learning to specialize in performing surgery, and the surgical wing of a hospital is the area where surgery is performed. Because what a surgeon does requires such precision and care, the adjective is also used to describe anything done carefully: "Surgical bombing is supposed to be much more precise, with narrow military targets."

Definitions of surgical
1

adj of or relating to or involving or used in surgery

surgical instruments”
surgical intervention”
Antonyms:
nonsurgical
not surgical

adj relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine

“a surgical appendix”
“a surgical procedure”
Synonyms:
operative
preoperative
happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation
postoperative
happening or done after a surgical operation
Antonyms:
medical
requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery

adj performed with great precision

“a surgical air strike”
Synonyms:
accurate
conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

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