Meaning of “amputate” in the English Dictionary

"amputate" in English

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amputateverb [ T or I ]

uk /ˈæm.pjə.teɪt/ us /ˈæm.pjə.teɪt/
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)

"amputate" in American English

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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.
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)