amputation


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am·pu·tate

 (ăm′pyo͝o-tāt′)
tr.v. am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing, am·pu·tates
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.

[Latin amputāre, amputāt-, to cut around : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + putāre, to cut; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

am′pu·ta′tion n.
am′pu·ta′tor n.

amputation


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Surgery to remove a limb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbsamputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
2.amputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limbamputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations
بَـتْـر
amputace
amputation
amputaatio
amputacija
amputálás
aflimun

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] Namputación f

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] n [limb, hand, tail] → amputation f

amputation

nAmputation f

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃn] namputazione f

amputate

(ˈӕmpjuteit) verb
(of a surgeon etc) to cut off (an arm or leg etc). They are going to have to amputate (his left leg).
ˌampuˈtation noun

am·pu·ta·tion

n. amputación, desmembración.

amputation

n amputación f; above-the-knee — amputación por encima de la rodilla; below-the-knee— amputación por debajo de la rodilla
References in classic literature ?
The white double rose-bush had evidently been propped up anew against the house since the commencement of the season; and a pear-tree and three damson-trees, which, except a row of currant-bushes, constituted the only varieties of fruit, bore marks of the recent amputation of several superfluous or defective limbs.
But, though for ever mounted on that stump, never a stump-speech does the poor whaleman make; but, with downcast eyes, stands ruefully contemplating his own amputation.
I said I believed the average man dreaded tooth-pulling more than amputation, and that he would yell quicker under the former operation than he would under the latter.
A glass door gave entrance from this portico into an antechamber, a species of gallery paved in red tiles and wainscoted, which served as a hospital for the family portraits,--some having an eye put out, others suffering from a dislocated shoulder; this one held his hat in a hand that no longer existed; that one was a case of amputation at the knee.
The leg in question was so badly shattered by three '38 calibre bullets that amputation was necessary.
Of course you may put it that way," was the reply; "but, seriously, I once threw over a most charming girl on learning quite accidentally that she had suffered amputation of a toe.
He had heard of the case of an orphan muffin boy, who, having been run over by a hackney carriage, had been removed to the hospital, had undergone the amputation of his leg below the knee, and was now actually pursuing his occupation on crutches.
Each width contained the figure, with the slight exception of one arm of the general, which ran over on the next piece, so that when Richard essayed, with his own hands, to put together this delicate outline, some difficulties occurred that prevented a nice conjunction; and Britannia had reason to lament, in addition to the loss of her favorite’s life, numberless cruel amputations of his right arm.
Mutilations, amputations, dislocation of the joints, "restorations"; this is the Greek, Roman, and barbarian work of professors according to Vitruvius and Vignole.
As a soldier, he loathed all this secretive carnage; where were these extravagant amputations going to stop?
But solicitor Nicola Kelly said: "It is the experts' I to half of missing WATSON view that, had he received the appropriate prompt treatment, he wouldn't have needed the double amputation.
Data from several retrospective studies and several cohort studies in the United States [9-14] and abroad [15-22] show that the rates of prosthetic fitting vary by amputation level, with 1 yr prescription rates ranging from 49 to 93 percent for people with transtibial (TT) amputation, 14 to 57 percent for transfemoral (TF) amputation, 38 to 67 percent for knee disarticulation, and 38 to 100 percent for below-ankle amputation.