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English definition of “amputate”

amputate

verb [I, T]     /ˈæmpjəteɪt/
to cut off someone's leg, arm, finger, etc in a medical operation: His leg was amputated at the knee.SurgeryCutting off and disconnecting
amputation     /ˌæmpjəˈteɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of amputate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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