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English definition of “amputate”


verb [I/T]    /ˈæm·pjəˌteɪt/
to cut off part of the body: [T] Doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee. amputation    /ˌæm·pjəˈteɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] Frostbite led to the amputation of three fingers.
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