Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb operate_on

1 sense of operate on

Sense 1
operate on, operate -- (perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

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