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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.
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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
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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.
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amputate

- Comes from Latin ambi, "around," and putare, "to prune, trim."
See also related terms for prune.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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amputate

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

amputate

[ˈæmpjʊteɪt] VTamputar
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amputate

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

vtiamputieren
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amputate

[ˈæmpjʊteɪt] vtamputare
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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
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amputate

vt. amputar, desmembrar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

amputate

vt amputar
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References in classic literature ?
Th' dern doctor wanted t' amputate 'm, an' Bill, he raised a heluva row, I hear.
Saw a live tree, and you don't get this dust; amputate a live bone, and you don't get it( sneezes).
Mortification set in, and they had to amputate him.