One year after the Boston bombing, a maimed survivor faces the choice of amputation.
Gangrene is not curable by current medical intervention once past a certain point in its progression, except by amputation.
Like Lewis, Huxley lost his wife to cancer; he said it was like ‘an amputation’.
I will almost surely have to give it up: It is an amputation I may not be able to bear.
In some cases, Roth said, amputation is the only solution to “fixing” horrible infections or deformities.
I used it at first for experimenting upon the amputation of limbs and other surgical operations.
He stared at his brother-in-law, feeling as if he faced an amputation.
After amputation the ligature had been awkwardly applied to the humeral artery.
The last era in amputation began after the introduction of anæsthetics.
He received three wounds, one of which necessitated the amputation of his arm near the shoulder.
1610s, "a cutting off of tree branches, a pruning," also "operation of cutting off a limb, etc., of a body," from Middle French amputation or directly from Latin amputationem (nominative amputatio), noun of action from past participle stem of amputare "cut off, lop off; cut around, to prune," from am(bi)- "about" (see ambi-) + putare "to prune, trim" (see pave).
amputation am·pu·ta·tion (ām'pyu-tā'shən)
Surgical removal of all or part of a limb, an organ, or projecting part or process of the body.
Traumatic or spontaneous loss of a limb, organ, or part.
amputate am·pu·tate (ām'pyu-tāt')
v. am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing, am·pu·tates
To cut off a part of the body, especially by surgery.