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amputate

am·pu·tate

amputate

 
pronunciation:
aemp y teIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: amputated, amputates, amputating
definition: to cut off all or part of (a leg, arm, finger, or toe), esp. surgically.
The doctor amputated the soldier's badly injured leg.
 
synonyms:
cut, remove
similar words:
disjoint, dismember, excise, lop off, mutilate, separate, sever
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derivation: amputation (n.)
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