verb (used with object), am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing.
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As they investigate the secret behind the hypnotic television signal, Mono and Six visit a school full of feral children and a hospital where prosthetic limbs overflow storage bins like so many amputated doll parts.‘Little Nightmares II’: A hypnotic, dark fairy tale|Christopher Byrd|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Eventually she had to have both limbs amputated above the knee.The Nursing Home Didn’t Send Her to the Hospital, and She Died|by Sean Campbell|January 8, 2021|ProPublica
Nerve cells in amputated spider legs responded to the wide range of frequencies.Ogre-faced spiders listen closely to snatch bugs from the air|Curtis Segarra|November 30, 2020|Science News For Students
Her front leg had been amputated to stop the cancer from spreading.When physicians and veterinarians team up, all species benefit|Liz Devitt|November 5, 2020|Science News For Students
Their commander is a serious man with his left arm amputated just below the elbow.
He was removed to the rear, and the doctors decided that it was necessary to amputate the right leg.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Will it cripple you seriously to lose that hand; because Im afraid theyll have to amputate when you go down.Grapes of wrath|Boyd Cable
The thing necessary was to amputate the gangrened limb, and so prevent the disease from attacking the whole body.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
True, her right leg was broken, and it had been necessary to amputate her left foot in order to save her life.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
For a moment she had a passing dream that some one was trying to amputate her hand with a wood-saw, then it all came back to her.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile