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
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.
The family then went to Shriners Hospital in Chicago and eventually his right leg was amputated.
During her two decades as a combat medic, Francelina Rodriguez amputated arms and legs, stuffed guts back into gaping bullet holes and rebuilt jaws blown off by shrapnel.
A flatworm sent to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2015 as part of a biological study grew a second head after the first one had been partially amputated before launch.
Trump’s budget would amputate another $610 billion from the program covering low-income Americans.
According to the report, doctors initially thought they would be forced to amputate both of the child’s legs, but surgeons managed to save them both after hours of operating.
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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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