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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.

amputate

(ˈæmpjʊˌteɪt)
vb
(Surgery) surgery to remove (all or part of a limb, esp an arm or leg)
[C17: from Latin amputāre, from am- around + putāre to trim, prune]
ˌampuˈtation n
ˈampuˌtator n

am•pu•tate

(ˈæm pyʊˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to cut off (all or part of a limb or digit of the body), as by surgery.
[1630–40; < Latin amputātus, past participle of amputāre to cut off, prune =am(bi)- ambi- + putāre to clean, prune (compare putative)]
am`pu•ta′tion, n.
am′pu•ta`tor, n.

amputate

- Comes from Latin ambi, "around," and putare, "to prune, trim."
See also related terms for prune.

amputate


Past participle: amputated
Gerund: amputating

Imperative
amputate
amputate
Present
I amputate
you amputate
he/she/it amputates
we amputate
you amputate
they amputate
Preterite
I amputated
you amputated
he/she/it amputated
we amputated
you amputated
they amputated
Present Continuous
I am amputating
you are amputating
he/she/it is amputating
we are amputating
you are amputating
they are amputating
Present Perfect
I have amputated
you have amputated
he/she/it has amputated
we have amputated
you have amputated
they have amputated
Past Continuous
I was amputating
you were amputating
he/she/it was amputating
we were amputating
you were amputating
they were amputating
Past Perfect
I had amputated
you had amputated
he/she/it had amputated
we had amputated
you had amputated
they had amputated
Future
I will amputate
you will amputate
he/she/it will amputate
we will amputate
you will amputate
they will amputate
Future Perfect
I will have amputated
you will have amputated
he/she/it will have amputated
we will have amputated
you will have amputated
they will have amputated
Future Continuous
I will be amputating
you will be amputating
he/she/it will be amputating
we will be amputating
you will be amputating
they will be amputating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amputating
you have been amputating
he/she/it has been amputating
we have been amputating
you have been amputating
they have been amputating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been amputating
you will have been amputating
he/she/it will have been amputating
we will have been amputating
you will have been amputating
they will have been amputating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been amputating
you had been amputating
he/she/it had been amputating
we had been amputating
you had been amputating
they had been amputating
Conditional
I would amputate
you would amputate
he/she/it would amputate
we would amputate
you would amputate
they would amputate
Past Conditional
I would have amputated
you would have amputated
he/she/it would have amputated
we would have amputated
you would have amputated
they would have amputated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.amputate - remove surgicallyamputate - remove surgically; "amputate limbs"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
slough off - separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion

amputate

verb cut off, remove, separate, sever, curtail, truncate, lop off To save his life, doctors amputated his legs.
Translations
يَبْتُر
amputovat
amputere
amputoida
amputirati
amputál
aflima
amputacijaamputuotinupjauti
amputēt
amputovať
kesip atmak

amputate

[ˈæmpjʊteɪt] VTamputar

amputate

[ˈæmpjʊteɪt] vt [+ limb, hand, tail] → amputer
to have sth amputated → se faire amputer de qch

amputate

vtiamputieren

amputate

[ˈæmpjʊteɪt] vtamputare

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

amputate

vt. amputar, desmembrar.

amputate

vt amputar
References in classic literature ?
When he was told that his feet must be amputated, he said he hoped he would not get well; what could a working-man do in this hard world without feet?
I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
Marmaduke suggested that the fault might lie in the arteries and nerves; but Richard, considering the amputation as part of his own handiwork, strongly repelled the insinuation, at the same time declaring that he had often heard of men who could tell when it was about to rain, by the toes of amputated limbs, After two or three years, notwithstanding, Milligan's complaints gradually diminished, the leg was dug up, and a larger box furnished, and from that hour no one had heard the sufferer utter another complaint on the subject.
An architect of good taste amputated it (1787), and considered it sufficient to mask the wound with that large, leaden plaster, which resembles a pot cover.
He drew nearer and saw that the old man had only one leg bent under him, the other had been amputated above the knee.
Jack was not especially pleased with this idea; but he submitted to having his left leg amputated by the Tin Woodman and whittled down to fit the left leg of the Saw-Horse.
Thanks to his general good health, the wound of the amputated toe was in the process of uneventful healing.
When a man's fingers have been amputated, imperfect nails sometimes appear on the stumps: I could as soon believe that these vestiges of nails have appeared, not from unknown laws of growth, but in order to excrete horny matter, as that the rudimentary nails on the fin of the manatee were formed for this purpose.
The right foot was missing, amputated neatly at the ankle.
Then there was an accident - let me see, it must have been some six or seven years ago - and he had to have both his legs amputated.
It was forwarded by the free and independent gentleman who had caused it to be amputated, with a polite request that he would place the specimen in his 'collection.
She is wearing out the lives of others; the other day she bit Lizaveta's finger out of spite; it almost had to be amputated.