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 for Operated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Operate \Op"er*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Operated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Operating.] [L. operatus, p. p. of operari to work,
     fr. opus, operis, work, labor; akin to Skr. apas, and also to
     G. ["u]ben to exercise, OHG. uoben, Icel. [ae]fa. Cf.
     Inure, Maneuver, Ure.]
     1. To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strength,
        physical or mechanical; to act.
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     2. To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the
        result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take
        appropriate effect on the human system.
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     3. To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power
        or influence.
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              The virtues of private persons operate but on a few.
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              A plain, convincing reason operates on the mind both
              of a learned and ignorant hearer as long as they
              live.                                 --Swift.
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     4. (Surg.) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a
        methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a
        view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation,
        lithotomy, etc.
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     5. To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to
        speculative profits. [Brokers' Cant]
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