Definition of brain surgery in English:

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brain surgery


[mass noun]
1Surgery performed on the brain or other parts of the nervous system: he is in a critical condition after undergoing brain surgery
More example sentences
  • I was airlifted to Phoenix the next morning for brain surgery.
  • He spent six months in hospital, had five brain surgeries, then he came to live with me.
  • Following eight hours of brain surgery, he lay near death.
1.1 [usually with negative] informal An exceptionally difficult or complicated task: obviously this is not brain surgery breadmaking is hardly brain surgery
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  • Helping someone with a leg injury is far from brain surgery.
  • Now, I'm not talking brain surgery here.
  • Following the instructions is a simple enough affair, and to be honest this isn't brain surgery.

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