Nonsurgical



[sur-ji-kuh l] /ˈsɜr dʒɪ kəl/

adjective
1.
pertaining to or involving or .
2.
used in .
3.
characterized by extreme precision or incisiveness:
a surgical air strike against enemy targets.
/nɒnˈsɜːdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
not of, relating to, involving, or used in surgery
/ˈsɜːdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, involving, or used in surgery
2.
(of an action) performed with extreme precision: a surgical air attack on the missile complex
adj.

1770, alteration of chirurgical; see surgery + -ical. Related: Surgically.

surgical strike: There is no such thing. Don’t use unless in a quote, then question what that means. [Isaac Cubillos, “Military Reporters Stylebook and Reference Guide,” 2010]

surgical sur·gi·cal (sûr’jĭ-kəl)
adj.

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