Origin of amputeeamput(ate) + -ee
An amputee with artificial arm.
The definition of an amputee is a person who lost part or all of an arm or leg.
A person who had his foot removed surgically to stop the spread of gangrene is an example of an amputee.
A person who has had one or more limbs removed by amputation.
- A person who has had one or more limbs removed.
- Tools such as amputee dolls may be helpful in explaining how a prosthetic limb will be worn and to encourage positive body image.