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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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Noun1.amputator - a surgeon who removes part or all of a limbamputator - a surgeon who removes part or all of a limb
operating surgeon, sawbones, surgeon - a physician who specializes in surgery
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And the mind boggles at the thought of a fight between an arch testicle cruncher and a notorious ear amputator.
This is the man who was sacked from the BBC for writing a newspaper column that said Arabs were suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors.
In January 2004 an article was accidentally printed in the Sunday Express where Kilroy branded Arabs "suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors".
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In his offending article in the Sunday Express, Mr Kilroy-Silk described some Arab states as 'suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors'.
Last week the BBC took Kilroy off the air after the former Birmingham MP made controversial comments about Arabs in his Sunday newspaper column In his article he questioned what they had contributed to the world and called them 'suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors'.
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Kilroy quit in January, saying he recognised his comments in a Sunday newspaper, in which he described Arabs as suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors, had caused 'difficulties' for the BBC.