Definition of operating table in English:

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operating table

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noun

A table on which a patient is placed during a surgical operation.
Example sentences
  • An operating list should stop if a patient dies on the operating table, and the surgeon should not operate for the rest of that day.
  • In the operating theatre, lying comfortably on the operating table, the local anaesthetic injections are given into the skin on both sides of the scrotum.
  • During the surgery the patient died on the operating table.

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