Definition of 'amputate'
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The doctors were not yet certain that they would not have to amputate the leg. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (2002)At least they weren't going to amputate, which had been his secret fear. LOST SUMMER (2002)Furthermore, I hope that you've started in on the antibiotics because if you haven't, they'll eventually have to amputate. CORMORANT (2002)
There had been a surgeon to amputate, plasma to compensate blood loss, a bed to lie down in. THE DISPOSSESSED (2002)
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Translations for 'amputate'
British English: amputate VERB
To amputate someone's arm or leg means to cut all or part of it off in an operation because it is diseased or badly damaged.
To save his life, doctors amputated his legs.
Definition of amputate from the Collins English Dictionary
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