Amputate (verb)

To surgically remove a limb or body part.


From latin amputāre, from ambi- ("around") + putāre ("to prun.e")


  1. The patient had to have his leg amputated after the accident.
  2. The soldier had to have his arm amputated after being injured in battle.
  3. The doctor had to amputate the infected limb to save the patient's life.
  4. The patient's fingers were amputated due to frostbite.
  5. The patient had a below-knee amputation.
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