Definition of amputate
: to remove by or as if by cutting; especially : to cut (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.
Origin and Etymology of amputate
Latin amputatus, past participle of amputare, from am-, amb- around + putare to cut, prune — more at ambi-
First Known Use: 1612
AMPUTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amputate for English Language Learners
medical : to cut off (part of a person's body)
AMPUTATE Defined for Kids
Definition of amputate for Students
: to cut off (part of a person's body)
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