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7 Things You Should and Shouldn't Do After Surgery

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end

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US / end /

UK / ɛnd /

A1
  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

antibiotic

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US / ˌæntibaɪˈɒtɪk /

UK / ˌæntibaɪˈɑ:tɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Drug) used to fight certain kinds of diseases
  • noun
  • Medicine that kills bacteria to fight infections

protect

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UK / prəˈtɛkt /

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  • verb
  • To defend someone or something from harm or danger

properly

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UK / ˈprɑːpərli /

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  • adverb
  • In an appropriate or correct manner

blood

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UK / blʌd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Related by birth; family
  • noun
  • Red liquid in the bodies of people and animals
  • verb
  • To be initiated into something, e.g. a secret club

with

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

muscle

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  • noun
  • Physical power
  • Body tissue that moves parts of the body
  • verb
  • To use or muscles of force to get what you want

smoke

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UK / smoʊk /

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  • noun
  • Grey gas from fires and cigarettes
  • Fog of air coming from e.g. a cigarette, fire
  • verb
  • To give off a cloud of grey gas from burning
  • To add a taste to food by putting it near a fire
  • To breathe in through a cigarette, etc.

car

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  • noun
  • A vehicle with wheels and engine to carry people

active

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  • adjecitve
  • Moving around a lot or doing many things

quickly

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  • adverb
  • Without taking a lot of time; fast

mind

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  • noun
  • One's opinion or way of thinking about something
  • Part of humans that allows us to think or feel
  • verb
  • To be bothered or upset by something
  • To take care of someone e.g. as a bodyguard

impede

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  • verb
  • To slow the progress of someone or something

often

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  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

foot

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  • noun
  • Base of something such as a mountain or vase
  • Length of 12 inches or about 25 cm
  • Lowest part of the leg we use to stand on

without

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

have

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

pus

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  • noun
  • Yellow fluid produced from inflamed wound, etc.

increase

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  • noun
  • Fact of increasing; amount something grows by
  • verb
  • To make or become larger in size or amount

special

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  • adjecitve
  • Being additional or extra
  • Different, better or greater than normal
  • noun
  • Heavily discounted sales item

soreness

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  • noun
  • State of being sore

operation

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  • noun
  • Business or company, or its activities
  • Functioning; use
  • Medical procedure involving surgery

leg

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US / leɡ /

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  • noun
  • Part of the body from the hips down
  • The piece of furniture that touches the ground

under

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  • adjecitve
  • In the same place as another thing, but lower
  • adverb
  • In a lower quantity or price than expected
  • preposition
  • According to the terms of an agreement or law
  • Managed or controlled by the authority of
  • Being of a lesser quality or amount than expected
  • Influenced or affected by something or someone
  • Less or lower in age, amount, size or number

strong

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of tea or beer) dark or thick
  • Having big muscles; physically powerful

fact

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  • noun
  • Something that is known or proved to be true

question

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  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

object

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  • noun
  • Something you can see or touch, but is not alive
  • Goal or purpose of a particular plan or activity
  • The thing that the action of a verb acts upon
  • verb
  • To disagree; to protest against an idea or plan

difficult

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  • adjecitve
  • Hard; not easy; you need to work hard to do it

check

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  • adjecitve
  • Decorated with squares made up of lines
  • noun
  • Paper showing how much you owe at a restaurant
  • Printed piece of paper you sign to pay for things
  • A mark on a form, equivalent to 'yes'; tick
  • Mark used to show that something is correct
  • Procedure to prevent errors or control something
  • verb
  • To confirm the details of something are correct
  • To leave your things with staff who look after it
  • To examine something to see if something is wrong
  • To examine in order to prevent errors/a problem

time

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  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

mobility

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  • noun
  • Ability to move
  • Ability to move with ease

for

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

just

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

coordinate

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US / kəʊ'ɔ:dɪneɪt /

UK / ko'ɔrdəˈnet /

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  • noun
  • Point on a map defining a location e.g. 135N, 34W
  • verb
  • To match styles or colors that go well together
  • To cause body parts to move smoothly together
  • To make plans to meet a shared goal
  • To bring order and organization to something

well

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US / wel /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

start

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  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

limit

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  • noun
  • Point beyond which it is not possible to go
  • verb
  • To stop or prevent an increase past a point

ask

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UK / æsk /

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  • verb
  • To say to someone that you want something

make

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

body

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  • noun
  • An object distinct from other objects
  • A group of people involved in an activity together
  • Main part of something
  • A person's physical self

transport

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  • noun
  • Very strong uncontrollable emotion, e.g. delight
  • Vehicle used to take soldiers to other places
  • verb
  • To carry things from one place to another
  • To cause to feel you are in a previous time

clot

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US / klɒt /

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  • noun
  • Mass of blood, etc. that has dried up/become thick
  • verb
  • To make a liquid such as blood turn thick or solid

bad

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  • adjecitve
  • Not good; wrong
  • Lacking in good morals; evil
  • No longer fresh; spoiled

you

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UK / ju /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

gastrointestinal

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning, affecting, or including both stomach and intestines

bleed

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  • verb
  • To allow a liquid or gas to escape
  • To drain something such as water from a source
  • To flow out of something
  • (Of a wound, cut knee, etc.) to flow with blood
  • To take money from someone a little at a time

also

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  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

attempt

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  • noun
  • Effort made to try to do or accomplish something
  • verb
  • To try to do something challenging or difficult

inefficient

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  • adjecitve
  • Unable to act in a way that saves resources

heal

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  • verb
  • To recover from or forget a bad experience
  • To make or become healthy or well again

follow

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  • verb
  • To come after someone; be guided by someone
  • To support someone, e.g. singer or comedian
  • To be the logical result of something
  • To happen after something else happens
  • To believe a set of values or a moral teacher
  • To understand something happening or being said

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

open

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  • adjecitve
  • Available for use; accessible
  • Not being hidden; available for others to see
  • Being available for customers to enter or use
  • Allowing everyone to use or take part in
  • Not secret anymore
  • Not closed or shut
  • Willing to accept new ideas and thoughts
  • noun
  • Name for a tennis or golf competition
  • verb
  • To make accessible or able to be used, e.g. road
  • To start the activities or services of a business
  • To make a space or hole appear in something
  • To move or change so that it is no longer closed
  • To start something, e.g. a new business

fever

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  • noun
  • A high body temperature, indicating illness
  • State of excited emotion or activity

constipate

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  • verb
  • Unable to empty your bowels as often as you should

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

might

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  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

nevertheless

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  • adverb
  • In spite of what has just been said; nonetheless

motor

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning cars and vehicles
  • Concerned with or involving movement of muscles
  • noun
  • An engine that drives a car, train etc.
  • verb
  • To travel in a car or automobile

free

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  • adjecitve
  • Living, happening without being controlled
  • Costing no money
  • Not working; not busy
  • verb
  • To release (e.g. bird) from a cage or prison

complication

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US / ˌkɒmplɪˈkeɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Action making something harder to do something

anesthesia

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  • other
  • Loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

watch

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  • noun
  • Period of time someone is responsible for guarding
  • Device you wear on your wrist that shows the time
  • Official warning statement, e.g. of bad weather
  • verb
  • To keep in check, manage, or control something
  • To look at something for entertainment, e.g. TV
  • To guard a place or people; protect child, etc.
  • To look at carefully to work out what is happening
  • To protect and care for someone or something

oxygen

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  • noun
  • A gas in the air that we need to breathe

mean

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  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

great

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  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

enough

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  • adjecitve
  • Sufficient to answer the need
  • adverb
  • To a satisfactory degree
  • pronoun
  • Equal to what is needed; as much as required
  • Adequate number or amount

itch

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  • noun
  • Something you are desperate to do
  • Feeling on the skin that makes you want to scratch
  • verb
  • To have a skin irritation you want to scratch

cause

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  • noun
  • Belief, goal or organization that people support
  • Reason for
  • verb
  • To make something happen; create effect or result

advise

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  • verb
  • To suggest what would be helpful

stay

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  • noun
  • Legal order to stop or delay an action
  • Strong rope or wire that supports a ship's mast
  • Period of time spent living in or visiting a place
  • verb
  • To keep trying without giving up
  • To remain in the same place and not move away
  • To spend time visiting a place or someone's home

that

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  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

people

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  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

like

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

even

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

care

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  • noun
  • Treatment you receive for your health or safety
  • Something that a person worries about
  • verb
  • To feel interest, concern, or worry
  • To look after someone or something

again

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  • adverb
  • One more time, once more

right

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US / raɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

suppose

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  • conjunction
  • What if
  • verb
  • To imagine or guess what might happen

during

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US / ˈdjʊərɪŋ /

UK / ˈdʊrɪŋ, ˈdjʊr- /

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  • preposition
  • At some point in the course of an event or thing

down

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US / daʊn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

serious

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  • adjecitve
  • Giving something great energy or sincerity
  • Needing thought or concentration; important; grave
  • Being sincere about something; not joking

get

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US / ɡet /

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  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

sure

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  • adjecitve
  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

skill

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US / skɪl /

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  • noun
  • Ability to do something well

develop

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  • verb
  • To explain something in steps and in detail
  • To create or think of something
  • To grow bigger, more complex, or more advanced
  • To make a photograph from film

will

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

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US / ˈgaɪdlaɪn /

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  • noun
  • General rule or instruction how to do a thing

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  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

should

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

minor

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  • adjecitve
  • Not so large in size; not important or valuable
  • An interval a half tone smaller than its major
  • noun
  • Subject studied in college, but not the main one
  • Someone too young to be legally responsible

consider

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UK / kənˈsɪdər /

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  • verb
  • To think carefully about something

procedure

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  • noun
  • A medical operation
  • Usual or standard steps taken to do something

healthy

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  • adjecitve
  • In good condition physically, or financially; well

feel

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  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

quick

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  • adjecitve
  • Using very little time; moving far in little time
  • Learning and understanding rapidly and easily

here

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  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

incision

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  • noun
  • Cut, as that done by a surgeon in an operation

give

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US / ɡɪv /

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

please

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US / pli:z /

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  • adverb
  • Used when you politely ask people for things
  • verb
  • To entertain someone, by dancing, singing etc.
  • To make someone happy by doing something

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  • adjecitve
  • Needed or required; unavoidable

involve

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US / ɪn'vɒlv /

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  • verb
  • To have or be included as a part of something

recovery

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  • noun
  • Process of returning to a former (good) state
  • Act of getting back something that was lost

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US / əˈgenst /

UK / əˈɡenst /

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  • preposition
  • In physical contact with, as for support; next to
  • In opposition to; disagreeing with

aftercare

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US / ˈɑːftəkeə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Care and treatment, e.g. after a sale

usually

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US / ˈju:ʒuəli /

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  • adverb
  • Normally; regularly

video

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

avoid

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  • verb
  • To prevent from happening
  • To stay away from

subscribe

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US / səb'skraɪb /

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  • verb
  • To regularly pay to receive a service

slow

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US / sləʊ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Lacking activity, busyness or excitement
  • (Clock) showing time earlier than the actual time
  • Having difficulty understanding simple things
  • Moving or happening without speed; not fast
  • verb
  • To move, with less speed than before
  • To move or go without much speed

exertion

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US / ɪgˈzɜ:ʃn /

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  • noun
  • Use of physical or mental energy; hard work

exert

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UK / ɪgˈzɜ:rt /

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  • verb
  • To make something have an effect on something else

decision

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  • noun
  • Choice made after thinking; final judgment
  • Ability to make quick and confident choices

quite

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  • adverb
  • Not very; fairly
  • Very; In a complete or total manner

our

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UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

excessive

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  • adjecitve
  • Beyond what is usual or proper

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  • noun
  • Sadness or displeasure caused by a bad memory
  • Physical injury, especially that suffered in war
  • verb
  • To rotate a part of say a watch to make it work
  • To hurt someone emotionally
  • To injure someone in a fight with a knife gun etc.

effect

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  • noun
  • An advantage, benefit
  • Change brought about by a cause; result

can

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US / kæn /

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  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

put

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US / pʊt /

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  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

tingle

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US / 'tɪŋɡl /

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  • noun
  • Feeling as if small needles are in your skin
  • verb
  • To have a feeling like small needles in your skin

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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  • adverb
  • In some degree or measure
  • noun
  • a person or thing of some value or consequence
  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

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  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

doctor

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  • noun
  • Person paid to help people become or stay healthy
  • Person awarded the highest university degree
  • verb
  • To treat someone's illness
  • To change something in order to trick someone

beyond

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US / bɪ'jɒnd /

UK / biˈɑnd, bɪˈjɑnd /

A2
  • adverb
  • On or to the farther side
  • In addition to
  • preposition
  • Later in time than
  • Out of the limits of

until

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US / ənˈtɪl /

UK / ʌnˈtɪl /

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  • conjunction
  • Up to; to a time when something happens
  • preposition
  • Before (a specific time)

strain

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US / streɪn /

UK / stren /

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  • noun
  • Injury to a muscle, leg etc. through overuse
  • Type or variation of a disease or bacillus
  • verb
  • To remove the water from (food) using a colander
  • To injure a muscle, leg etc. by using it too much

pain

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US / peɪn /

UK / pen /

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  • noun
  • Strong feeling of hurt or discomfort
  • Something or someone that bothers or upsets you
  • verb
  • To cause someone to feel upset or worry

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

surgery

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US / 'sɜ:dʒərɪ /

UK / ˈsɚdʒəri /

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  • noun
  • A doctor's office; health clinic
  • Medical operation involving cutting into body

share

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US / ʃeə(r) /

UK / ʃɛr /

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  • noun
  • Part-ownership in a property, business or company
  • Part of a company you own, shown by a certificate
  • verb
  • To divide something between two or more people
  • To allow others to use your things equally
  • To give information, etc. to someone

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

healing

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US / ˈhi:lɪŋ /

UK / 'hi:lɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Act of helping others to recover their health
  • verb
  • To recover from or forget a bad experience
  • To make or become healthy or well again

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

precaution

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US / prɪˈkɔ:ʃn /

UK / prɪˈkɔʃən /

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  • noun
  • Action performed in order to prevent trouble

groggy

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US / 'ɡrɒɡɪ /

UK / ˈɡrɑɡi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling confused or slow to react due to drink

prescribe

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US / prɪ'skraɪb /

UK / prɪˈskraɪb /

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  • verb
  • (Of doctors) to say what medicine should be taken
  • To set down rules or guidelines

help

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US / help /

UK / hɛlp /

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  • noun
  • Something given to enable a person to do something
  • Assistance given to someone in need
  • Someone who makes something easier or possible
  • verb
  • To act to enable a person to do something; assist
  • To make something better or less difficult

channel

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US / 'tʃænl /

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  • noun
  • Long hole dug in the ground, e.g. to move water
  • TV or radio station or its programs
  • Method or way of sending or receiving information
  • Narrow passage through which water travels
  • Method or route used for sending or getting things
  • verb
  • To dig a long hole for carrying water
  • To send (e.g. money) to a certain place or person
  • To direct water or liquid through a passage
  • To direct energy or feelings into something

any

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US / 'enɪ /

UK / ˈɛni /

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  • adjecitve
  • One, or some, no matter which
  • pronoun
  • One (thing) of many; some

administer

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US / əd'mɪnɪstə(r) /

UK / ædˈmɪnɪstɚ /

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  • verb
  • To give e.g. medicine to a patient
  • To manage or have responsibility for something
  • To ensure something is performed correctly, fairly

surgical

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US / ˈsɜ:dʒɪkl /

UK / ˈsɜ:rdʒɪkl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of or relating to surgery or operations

smoking

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US / 'sməʊkɪŋ /

UK / ˈsmokɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • The act of enjoying cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc.
  • The act of breathing smoke from cigarettes
  • verb
  • To give off a cloud of grey gas from burning
  • To add a taste to food by exposing it to a smoky fire
  • To breathe in through a cigarette, etc.

discourage

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US / dɪs'kʌrɪdʒ /

UK / dɪˈskɚrɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr- /

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  • verb
  • To make a person feel less courageous or hopeful
  • To try to prevent something from happening

update

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UK / ʌpˈdet /

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  • noun
  • Addition of a current version of something
  • New information or data to make more current
  • verb
  • To download the latest version of software
  • To make more current or modern

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

add

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US / æd /

UK / æd /

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  • verb
  • To include as well
  • To put two things or numbers together, e.g. 2+2

thank

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US / θæŋk /

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  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

bit

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US / bɪt /

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  • noun
  • Device put in a horse's mouth to control it
  • Small piece of something
  • verb
  • (E.g. of fish) to take bait and be caught

act

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US / ækt /

UK / ækt /

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  • noun
  • What someone did; action; behavior
  • A law or rule passed by a government we must obey
  • One of the parts that a stage play is divided into
  • verb
  • To behave in a certain way
  • To perform on a stage or in a movie

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

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  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

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  • noun
  • Act of moving a playing piece in chess, etc.
  • An action; doing something
  • Step taken to achieve a goal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to have certain emotions
  • To cause something to change to a different place
  • To change where people live or a business operates
  • To take action to do or achieve something

lookout

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US / ˈlʊkaʊt /

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  • noun
  • Person who keeps watch, e.g. for an enemy
  • verb
  • To keep watch for some anticipated event

weary

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US / 'wɪərɪ /

UK / ˈwɪri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Lacking energy or enthusiasm; tired or bored
  • Causing someone to lose energy or strength
  • verb
  • To make or become tired or lose energy or strength

possible

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US / ˈpɒsəbl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being able or appropriate for a task or purpose
  • Having a chance of happening, or being true

dry

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US / draɪ /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of humor) clever, but not obvious; ironic
  • Without water; not wet
  • (Of wine, etc.) not sweet
  • Without butter or jam
  • verb
  • To remove liquid or water from something

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US / dɪsˈtʃɑ:dʒ /

UK / dɪsˈtʃɑ:rdʒ /

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  • noun
  • A substance that has been released
  • The retirement of someone from service e.g. army
  • Act of firing a weapon
  • Substance that is released
  • verb
  • To complete a task that has been assigned
  • To produce or release a substance
  • To deliver an electric charge
  • To let someone leave the army or other service
  • To fire or shoot (a gun)
  • To release a person or thing from jail, hospital

topic

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  • noun
  • Subject or issue people talk or write about

they

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US / ðeɪ /

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  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

risk

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US / rɪsk /

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  • noun
  • Actions that cause potential problems
  • verb
  • To do something potentially dangerous or foolish

medication

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  • noun
  • Substance to relieve pain or cure sickness

pressure

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US / 'preʃə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Anxiety caused by difficult problems
  • Force, weight when pressing against a thing
  • Strong persuasion to do something
  • verb
  • To apply force to something
  • To persuade or force someone to do something

all

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US / ɔ:l /

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

heavy

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US / 'hevɪ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Greater in amount, degree, or severity than usual
  • Involving serious or strong emotions
  • Having a lot of weight
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • After undergoing a surgical procedure, it is crucial to take proper care during the recovery process to ensure proper healing and avoid complications. Many people underestimate the importance of postoperative care for minor surgeries, assuming them to be less serious. However, any surgery involving incisions and anesthesia requires adequate healing time. This article will discuss seven things that you should and shouldn't do after surgery.Firstly, it is essential to refrain from driving immediately after surgery. This rule is primarily followed due to the effects of anesthesia. Anesthesia can impede your motor skills and decision-making abilities, making it unsafe to drive. Moreover, driving can also exert pressure on the surgical wound, hindering the healing process.Next, it is important to take pain medication as prescribed by your doctor. Some individuals may be hesitant to take medication due to the side effects of grogginess and slowed reactions. However, managing pain is crucial as it allows mobility during the recovery period. Immobility increases the risk of blood clots in the legs, so it is important to stay active within the prescribed limits and monitor pain levels.Furthermore, lifting heavy objects should be avoided until you receive clearance from your healthcare provider. Even if you feel strong enough to lift objects beyond the recommended limit, it is crucial not to attempt it. Lifting heavy objects can strain the healing process and potentially cause complications.Additionally, it is crucial to follow the instructions regarding wound care and hygiene. Keeping the surgical site clean and dry is essential to prevent infection. If you notice any signs of infection such as redness, swelling, or discharge, it is important to contact your doctor immediately.Another important aspect of postoperative care is maintaining a healthy diet. Consuming a balanced diet allows your body to receive the necessary nutrients for healing. It is important to prioritize foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein. Staying hydrated is also vital for a speedy recovery.Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption during the recovery period. Smoking can impair the healing process and increase the risk of complications. Alcohol can interfere with medications and slow down the recovery process.Lastly, it is crucial to attend all follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider. These appointments allow your doctor to monitor your progress, address any concerns, and make necessary adjustments to your recovery plan.In conclusion, proper postoperative care is crucial for a successful recovery. Following these guidelines, such as refraining from driving immediately after surgery, taking pain medication as prescribed, avoiding heavy lifting, maintaining wound care and hygiene, consuming a balanced diet, avoiding smoking and alcohol, and attending follow-up appointments, will help ensure optimal healing and minimize the risk of complications.
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  • Today's topic is 7 things you should and shouldn't do after surgery.
  • A surgical procedure's effect on you does not just end at the operation theater.
  • You need to take special care after the fact to make sure your body heals properly and no complications develop.
  • People often do not take the necessary precautions during aftercare for minor surgeries, considering it to be not that serious.
  • However, any procedure involving incisions and anesthesia needs to be given time to heal properly.
  • With that in mind, here are 7 things you should and shouldn't do after surgery.
  • Don't start driving right after the surgery.
  • The no-driving rule after surgery should be followed without question.
  • It is usually advised because of anesthesia administered during the surgery.
  • Anesthesia slows down your motor skills for quite some time, making it difficult to coordinate and take quick decisions.
  • However, more than that, you need to avoid driving to help heal your wound.
  • Moving around the car and exerting your muscles is going to add pressure to the wound and will slow down recovery.
  • Do take pain medication as advised.
  • People usually don't like taking pain medication, as it makes them groggy and slows them down.
  • Nevertheless, you should take pain medication if your doctor has advised it.
  • Being in pain will limit your mobility, which increases the risk of blood clots in the legs.
  • To avoid that, you have to be on your feet and active during your recovery.
  • Taking pain medication and not going beyond the prescribed limits is a great way to help you with that.
  • Do not lift things until you are allowed to.
  • Lifting heavy objects is usually discouraged during recovery.
  • Even if you feel strong enough to lift objects heavier than the limit you have been asked to stay under, do not attempt it.
  • You can get worse quite quickly after the exertion, and your healing wound might even open up again.
  • Take it easy and follow the guidelines until you are allowed to lift heavy objects.
  • Do be weary of infection.
  • Incisions during surgery put you at risk of infection during your recovery.
  • To avoid that, you need to keep the wound dry and keep a lookout for possible signs of infection.
  • Tingling, soreness, itching, and a bit of discharge from the wound are all signs of healthy recovery.
  • However, pus, fever, and excessive bleeding are signs of developing an infection and you have to get them checked out.
  • Don't get constipated.
  • Gastrointestinal surgery puts you at risk of constipation, which is something you cannot take lightly.
  • The strain caused by constipation also acts on your wound and can impede recovery.
  • Do take your antibiotics.
  • Antibiotics prescribed during recovery help protect you against infection.
  • Just because you seem to be doing well doesn't mean you are free of risk.
  • Take the antibiotics as long as you are supposed to.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Smoking makes your wound heal slower as it causes inefficient oxygen transport in the body.
  • Avoid smoking during recovery at all costs.
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