[pohst-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv]
occurring after a surgical operation.

1885–90; post- + operative

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postoperative (pəʊstˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprətɪv)
of, relating to, or occurring in the period following a surgical operation

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postoperative post·op·er·a·tive (pōst-ŏp'ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp'rə-, -ŏp'ə-rā'-)
Happening or done after a surgical operation.

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Example sentences
For example, they are routinely applied to incisions during surgery to
  forestall postoperative infections.
Only for adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting did they find
  clear evidence that acupuncture was efficacious.
The incisions are small, and there is less postoperative pain and disability
  than with the open procedure.
Some postoperative photographs next to the jars show patients with tumors
  bulging from their heads.
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