Definition of amputate
: to remove by or as if by cutting; especially : to cut (a part, such as a limb) from the body
amputationplay \ˌam-pyə-ˈtā-shən\ noun
Examples of amputate in a Sentence
His arm was badly injured and had to be amputated.
Recent Examples of amputate from the Web
Another one of the plaintiffs, Hassan Allen, is diabetic and wears prostheses after having both legs amputated.
But 18 years earlier two terrified parents sat in a doctor’s office, hearing that their infant son would need his legs amputated.
Since the couple met seven years ago, he's developed severe gout, arthritis, undergone several surgeries and had to have a toe amputated.
Doctors there were not able to save the boy’s hand, which had to be amputated, WPLG-Ch.
The appeal involves the $25.3 million award given in 2014 to Ascaris Mayo, a 57-year-old mother of four who had her limbs amputated in 2011 after a Strep A infection — the kind that causes strep throat — went undetected, leading to septic shock.
Martin is a Connecticut native that was born with Spina Bifida and had both legs amputated at age two.
Eisenstein told me that Weyrauch had seen children in Rwanda who were at risk of having limbs amputated, or even of dying, because of infections that could be cured with medicine administered by an infusion pump.
According to legend, a rum runner in the 1920s preserved his toe, amputated from frostbite, in a jar of alcohol.
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Definition of amputate for English Language Learners
medical : to cut off (part of a person's body)
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Definition of amputate for Students
: to cut off (part of a person's body)
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