400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL LESSON 12 - Surgery Vocabulary Test
anesthesia [ˌænəsˈθiʒə] n.
Techniques for reducing sensation and feeling,specially to control pain
→ The Civil War was the first American war when anesthesia was widely used in surgery on soldiers.
Usage tips Anesthesia and anesthetic are often used interchangeably.
Parts of speech anesthetic n., adj.
augment [ɔːgˈment] v.
To make bigger or better by adding to
→ In some types of popular cosmetic surgery people augment parts of their bodies.
Parts of speech augmentation n.
certifiably [ˌsərdəˈfaɪəbli] adv.
In a manner that is officially recognized
→ He couldn’t be institutionalized until he was declared certifiably insane.
Parts of speech certify v., certification n., certificate n., certifiable adj.
complication [ˌkɑmpləˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] n.
A factor that makes something more difficult or complex
→ The surgeons could not easily stop the bleeding because of complications related to the patient’s diabetes.
Parts of speech complicate v.
cure [kjʊə:r] v.
To restore to health
→ They say laughter can help cure many illnesses.
Parts of speech cure n.
implant [ɪmˈplænt] v.
To set in firmly; to insert in the body surgically
→ The actress had cheek implants to make her face look fuller.
Parts of speech implantation n.
inject [ɪnˈdʒekt] v.
To insert a liquid by means of a syringe
→ The doctor used a needle to inject the medicine slowly into her arm.
Parts of speech injection n.
obese [əʊˈbiːs] adj.
→ More Americans are obese now because U.S. culture encourages overeating and discourages exercise.
Parts of speech obesity n.
procedure [prəˈsidʒər] n.
A specific way of performing or doing something
→ The flight attendant explained the emergency evacuation procedure.
Parts of speech proceed v., procedural adj.
scar [skɑːr] n.
A mark on the skin left after a wound has healed; a lasting sign of damage, either mental or physical
→ The surgery was successful, but it left a large scar across her abdomen.
Parts of speech scar v.