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amputateverb [T or I]

uk   /ˈæm.pjə.teɪt/ us   /ˈæm.pjə.teɪt/
amputation
noun [U or C] uk   /ˌæm.pjəˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌæm.pjəˈteɪ.ʃən/
Amputation of the limb is really a last resort. Most amputations in this region are the result of accidents with land mines.
(Definition of amputate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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amputateverb [I/T]

us   /ˈæm·pjəˌteɪt/
to cut off part of the body: [T] Doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee.
amputation
noun [C/U] us   /ˌæm·pjəˈteɪ·ʃən/
[U] Frostbite led to the amputation of three fingers.
(Definition of amputate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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