[ US /ˈæmpjəˌteɪt/ ]
[ UK /ˈæmpjuːtˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. remove surgically
    amputate limbs
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How To Use amputate In A Sentence

  • Paul described how surgeons formed a new thumb on his right hand from the big toe on the foot that they had amputated hours earlier.
  • He subsequently contracted gangrene and had one leg amputated below his knee. Times, Sunday Times
  • Church abuse cases: Mgr Scicluna speaks on need to 'amputate' to heal '
  • She had grown so used to carrying Muffin around that she felt as if the vet had amputated a limb.
  • Because of a genetic disorder called sacral agenesis, Siggins's legs were amputated when she was young. Reality’s Believe It or Not
  • Just two years ago, she had one of her legs amputated as a consequence of a rare form of cancer, but vowed it would be no bar to living a full life.
  • It was winter; his feet had been frostbitten and had to be amputated. THREE KINDS OF KISSING - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES
  • Her legs had been amputated above the knee, long ago, he assumed. What Is Life?
  • She had her leg amputated below the knee.
  • The surgeon comes to look at Paul, who refuses to be chloroformed out of fear that they will amputate his leg.
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