Amputation (noun)

The surgical removal of all or part of a limb or other body part.


Late 16th century: from latin amputatio(n-), from amputare "cut off".


  1. The soldier underwent amputation of his leg.
  2. The amputation was necessary to save the patient's life.
  3. The doctor performed a below-knee amputation.
  4. The patient suffered from phantom limb pain after the amputation.
  5. The amputation was the result of a severe injury.
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