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amputate

[ am-pyoo-teyt ]
/ 藞忙m py蕣藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), am路pu路tat路ed, am路pu路tat路ing.
to cut off (all or part of a limb or digit of the body), as by surgery.
to prune, lop off, or remove: Because of space limitations the editor amputated the last two paragraphs of the news report.
Obsolete. to prune, as branches of trees.
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Origin of amputate

1630鈥40; <Latin amput膩tus pruned, trimmed (past participle of amput膩re), equivalent to am(bi) around (cf. ambi-) + put- trim + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for amputate

amputate
/ (藞忙mpj蕣藢te瑟t) /

verb
surgery to remove (all or part of a limb, esp an arm or leg)

Derived forms of amputate

amputation, nounamputator, noun

Word Origin for amputate

C17: from Latin amput膩re, from am- around + put膩re to trim, prune
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Medical definitions for amputate

amputate
[ 膬mpyu-t膩t鈥 ]

v.
To cut off a part of the body, especially by surgery.
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