verb (used with object), am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing.
Origin of amputate
Examples from the Web for amputate
As we may not destroy life, which belongs to God, we may not amputate a member to suppress any vital function.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Mr Wylie, first surgeon to the Emperor, hastened to amputate the limb, which was most severely used.Travels in France during the years 1814-1815|Archibald Alison
One foot dropped off upon his admission to the Hospital, and it was found necessary to amputate the other.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
They agreed at once that it was necessary to amputate it three inches higher up, Ralph winced when he heard the news.One of the 28th|G. A. Henty
That winter my father's nephew shot himself by accident and it was necessary to amputate his leg.Old Rail Fence Corners|Various
British Dictionary definitions for amputate
Word Origin for amputate
Word Origin and History for amputate
1630s, back-formation from amputation or else from Latin amputatus, past participle of amputare "to cut off, to prune." Related: Amputated; amputating.