Amputate meaning

ămpyo͝o-tāt
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.
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To cut off (an arm, leg, etc.), esp. by surgery.
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To cut off a projecting body part, especially by surgery.
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To surgically remove a part of the body, especially a limb.
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Origin of amputate

  • Latin amputāre amputāt- to cut around am-, ambi- around ambi– putāre to cut pau-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin amputō (“prune, cut away”).

    From Wiktionary