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English verb: operate on

1. operate on (body) perform surgery on


SamplesThe doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life.


ExamplesDid he operate on his foot?


Synonymsoperate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Narrower (hyponym)desex, desexualise, desexualize, face-lift, fix, lift, sterilise, sterilize, trephine, unsex, venesect


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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