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sur·gi·cal / ˈsərjikəl/ • adj. of, relating to, or used in surgery: a surgical dressing a surgical ward. ∎  (of a special garment or appliance) worn to correct or relieve an injury, illness, or deformity: surgical stockings. ∎  fig. denoting something done with great precision, esp. a swift and highly accurate military attack from the air: surgical bombing. DERIVATIVES: sur·gi·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.