amputee

[ am-pyoo-tee ]
/ ˌæm pyʊˈti /
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noun

a person who has lost all or part of an arm, hand, leg, etc., by amputation.

Nearby words

  1. ampullula,
  2. amputate,
  3. amputation,
  4. amputation in continuity,
  5. amputation neuroma,
  6. ampycus,
  7. ampère,
  8. ampère's law,
  9. ampère, andré marie,
  10. amram

Origin of amputee

1905–10; amputat(ed) + -ee, modeled on French amputé, past participle of amputer to amputate

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British Dictionary definitions for amputee

amputee

/ (ˌæmpjʊˈtiː) /

noun

a person who has had a limb amputated
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Word Origin and History for amputee

amputee

n.

1910, perhaps on a French model; see amputation + -ee.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for amputee

amputee

[ ăm′pyu-tē ]

n.

A person who has had one or more limbs removed by amputation.

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