- a person who has lost all or part of an arm, hand, leg, etc., by amputation.
Origin of amputee
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Examples from the Web for amputee
How did amputees or amputee groups feel about the throwing of the leg itself, this viewer wondered.‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Loses a Leg in Sixth-Season Finale
July 23, 2014
In 2007, Heather Mills—an amputee and alpine skier (and yes, the former wife of Paul McCartney)—danced on the show.How Paralympian Amy Purdy Dances Like a Star
April 30, 2014
No wonder Portman looks so beleaguered in the film: she is perhaps the first amputee professional ballerina.Butchery at the Ballet
February 25, 2011
- a person who has had a limb amputated
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Word Origin and History for amputee
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A person who has had one or more limbs removed by amputation.
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