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Definition of "amputate" []

  • To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amputate" in a sentence
  • "Workers were told to tightly wrap the teat with an elastic band in order to "amputate" it."
  • "Th 'dern doctor wanted t' amputate 'm, an' Bill, he raised a heluva row, I hear."
  • "Three fingers was crunched. Th 'dern doctor wanted t' amputate 'm, an' Bill, he raised a heluva row, I hear."