amputate

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verb am·pu·tate \ˈam-pyə-ˌtāt\

Definition of amputate

amputated

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amputating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove by or as if by cutting; especially :  to cut (a part, such as a limb) from the body

amputation

play \ˌam-pyə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of amputate in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of amputate

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


AMPUTATE Defined for English Language Learners

amputate

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Definition of amputate for English Language Learners

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


AMPUTATE Defined for Kids

amputate

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verb am·pu·tate \ˈam-pyə-ˌtāt\

Definition of amputate for Students

amputated

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amputating

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


Medical Dictionary

amputate

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transitive verb am·pu·tate \ˈam-pyə-ˌtāt\

Medical Definition of amputate

amputated

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amputating

  1. :  to cut (as a limb) from the body

amputation

\ˌam-pyə-ˈtā-shən\play noun


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