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amputate

[am-pyoo-teyt]
verb (used with object), amputated, amputating.
1.
to cut off (all or part of a limb or digit of the body), as by surgery.
2.
to prune, lop off, or remove: Because of space limitations the editor amputated the last two paragraphs of the news report.
3.
Obsolete. to prune, as branches of trees.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin amputātus pruned, trimmed (past participle of amputāre), equivalent to am(bi) around (cf. ambi-) + put- trim + -ātus -ate1

amputation, noun
amputative, adjective
amputator, noun
nonamputation, noun
postamputation, adjective
self-amputation, noun
unamputated, adjective
unamputative, adjective
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amputate (ˈæmpjʊˌteɪt)
 
vb
surgery to remove (all or part of a limb, esp an arm or leg)
 
[C17: from Latin amputāre, from am- around + putāre to trim, prune]
 
ampu'tation
 
n
 
'amputator
 
n

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amputate
1630s, from L. amputatus, pp. of amputare "to cut off, to prune" (see amputation).
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amputate am·pu·tate (ām'pyu-tāt')
v. am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing, am·pu·tates
To cut off a part of the body, especially by surgery.

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