amputee

noun
am·​pu·​tee | \ ˌam-pyə-ˈtē How to pronounce amputee (audio) \

Definition of amputee

: one that has had a limb amputated

Examples of amputee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pistorius, once a double-amputee track star who made history by running at the Olympics, became eligible for parole last year, eight years after killing his girlfriend in his home in the South African capital, Pretoria. Gerald Imray, ajc, 1 July 2022 The double amputee, 35, was sentenced to 13 years and five months after he was convicted of murdering the TV reality star in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day. Fox News, 8 July 2022 The 29-year-old, a bilateral below-knee amputee who won her first Paralympic gold medal at 12, is committed to changing the narrative that people with disabilities are inspiring for grabbing a latte. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 23 Aug. 2021 Joshua Stewart Burks, a 37-year-old former U.S. Marine who is an amputee, teacher and coach in south Alabama, is charged with reckless manslaughter in Troy’s death. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 19 Apr. 2022 Jim said his father was a double amputee due to diabetes. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 13 May 2022 On Thursday, the amputee athlete achieved her goal of running 102 marathons in as many days, setting an unofficial women's world record. William Kole, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2022 The amputee athlete is trying to run at least 102 marathons in 102 days. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2022 The amputee athlete is trying to run at least 102 marathons in 102 days. William J. Kole, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of amputee

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amputee

amput(ate) + -ee entry 1

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27 Jul 2022

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“Amputee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amputee. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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amputee

noun
am·​pu·​tee | \ ˌam-pyə-ˈtē How to pronounce amputee (audio) \

Medical Definition of amputee

: one that has had a limb amputated

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