Amputate Definition

ămpyo͝o-tāt
amputated, amputates, amputating
verb
amputated, amputates, amputating
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.
American Heritage
To cut off (an arm, leg, etc.), esp. by surgery.
Webster's New World
To cut off a projecting body part, especially by surgery.
American Heritage Medicine

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

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