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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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