Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To cut off, as a limb.

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Usage examples "amputate":

  1. But they could amputate, I suppose, and I'm sure I couldn't, not in a scientific way." - "The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife", Ellen M. Firebaugh.
  2. Or, instead of diving down with the trap, they may retreat back up the bank and amputate the imprisoned foot with one nip, leaving only a mutilated paw for the hunter. - "The Story of the Trapper", A. C. Laut.
  3. I understand you; they amputate to prevent tautology. - "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.