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amputate

amputate

verb am·pu·tate \ˈam-pyə-ˌtāt\

medical : to cut off (part of a person's body)

am·pu·tat·edam·pu·tat·ing

Full Definition of AMPUTATE

transitive verb
:  to remove by or as if by cutting; especially :  to cut (as a limb) from the body
am·pu·ta·tion \ˌam-pyə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of AMPUTATE

  1. His arm was badly injured and had to be amputated.

Origin of AMPUTATE

Latin amputatus, past participle of amputare, from am-, amb- around + putare to cut, prune — more at ambi-
First Known Use: 1612

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amputate

transitive verb am·pu·tate \ˈam-pyə-ˌtāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
am·pu·tat·edam·pu·tat·ing

Medical Definition of AMPUTATE

:  to cut (as a limb) from the body
am·pu·ta·tion \ˌam-pyə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

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