Definition of amputee
: one that has had a limb amputated
Recent Examples of amputee from the Web
Before, an amputee could regain mobility with electric, computerized prosthetic limbs, but there was nothing to help a patient with a paralyzed arm, Naft said.
The groups said that the new bill threatens proper care for 2 million Americans who are amputees, including military veterans.
Daisy, who plays Sandy, Annie’s lovable mutt, is an amputee.
While watching others — some being amputees — do things her leg would not permit her to do, Hailey knew amputation was the solution.
Dyer is now studying for a degree in kinesiology and wants to eventually work with amputees and veterans.
Craig Engels leaves his mark on Ole Miss. Double-amputee Blake Leeper will be back on the track in Sacramento.
There was one hitch: Martin, who has spina bifida and is a double leg amputee, played basketball in a wheelchair.
Two of the officers made demeaning remarks about an amputee in a wheelchair who was volunteering at the shop.
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Definition of amputee for English Language Learners
: a person who has had an arm or leg amputated
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