Definition of amputate in English:
Cut off (a limb), typically by surgical operation: surgeons had to amputate her left hand the wounded had to have legs or arms amputated
More example sentences
- If tissue damage is severe, a health care provider may need to remove the tissue surgically or amputate the limb.
- The dilemma of the surgeon being asked to amputate a healthy limb is similar.
- Fire chiefs have admitted that as soldiers are unable to use cutting gear, surgeons might have to amputate limbs of car crash victims at accident scenes.
cut off, sever, remove (surgically), dismember, saw/chop off
- Example sentences
- Having trained as a general practitioner, she found herself having to perform caesarean sections, amputations, and even bowel surgery.
- Plus many more patients could avoid the need for arterial surgery, angioplasty, and amputations.
- Soon after amputation, many amputees feel the presence of a phantom limb or a feel that there is a limb where there isn't.
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