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amputate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amputate  \Am"pu*tate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Amputated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Amputating}.]  [L.  amputatus  p.  p.  of  amputare:  amb- 
  +  putare  to  prune,  putus  clean,  akin  to  E.  pure.  See 
  {Putative}.] 
  1.  To  prune  or  lop  off  as  branches  or  tendrils. 
 
  2.  (Surg.)  To  cut  off  (a  limb  or  projecting  part  of  the 
  body).  --Wiseman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amputate 
  v  :  remove  surgically;  of  limbs  [syn:  {cut  off}] 




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