postoperative

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

post- +‎ operative

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Adjective[edit]

postoperative (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the period after a surgical operation.
    The postoperative procedure is as follows.
  2. Like someone who has recently had surgery.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey, 1991 LB Books edition, page 139,
      She was looking even paler, more post-operative, as it were, than she had on waking.

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Adjective[edit]

postoperative

  1. inflected form of postoperativ