Amputee (noun)

A person who has had a limb or limb(s) removed by amputation.


Mid 19th century: from french amputé, past participle of amputer "to amputate", from latin amputare, from ambi- "about" + putare "to prune".


  1. The amputee struggled to adjust to life without his leg.
  2. The amputee was fitted with a prosthetic limb.
  3. The amputee was determined to learn how to walk again.
  4. The support group for amputees provided emotional and practical support.
  5. Advances in prosthetics have improved the quality of life for many amputees.
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