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Synonyms for operation

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for operation

the way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions

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Synonyms for operation

the state of being in effect or being operative

a business especially one run on a large scale

a planned activity involving many people performing various actions

a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments

a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work


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process or manner of functioning or operating

the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.)

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(164) A surgical candidate who attributes a sense of emotional or physical isolation from others to a relatively imperceptible physical flaw will frequently require referral to a mental health professional before any cosmetic operation is performed.
As of 2007, it is the most common cosmetic operation. The wrinkle-preventing effect of Botox lasts for approximately three to four months.
BIG Brother star Pete Burns will receive a pay-out for a botched cosmetic operation that left him feeling suicidal.
As our chart (left) shows, it is now the third most popular cosmetic operation for men after a nose job and liposuction.
'We are bound by law to operate, whereas plastic surgery is not a necessity and a cosmetic operation could, in fact, do themmore harm than good.'
The cosmetic operation would cost about 3,000 pounds and could be available in countries outside America within 18 months, said Dr Homer, a former entertainment lawyer.
"For someone who is genuinely unhappy with the way they look - for example an individual with prominent ears who was perhaps teased at school - then a cosmetic operation can really make a difference.
The cosmetic operation is becoming so commonplace that even high street store Boots is offering the surgery.
The strain can cause nerve damage, lead to slipped discs and a multitude of spinal problems." He argues that breast reduction must be seen as more than a cosmetic operation, adding: "It would be common sense to conclude that a breast reduction as early as possible in the woman's life would have the potential to increase her life by five years."
Linda Anderson, who runs the UK's only Moebius Syndrome support group, said: "It's a purely cosmetic operation but there are children who have had it done on the NHS and it can improve their quality of life."
"My GP refused to refer me as a National Health patient because he said it was a cosmetic operation. So it was done privately.
Judge Darlow said Mrs Batt died on January 30, 1999, after undergoing an abdominoplasty - a cosmetic operation known as a tummy tuck.
A newspaper paid substantial damages and apologised yesterday to a mother it accused of allowing her 11-year-old daughter to have "an unnecessary and highly risky cosmetic operation" which led to her death.
It is the most common cosmetic operation for youngsters and is available for under-18s on the NHS.