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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?


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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