Definition of amputation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

amputation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæmpjuˈteɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæmpjuˈteɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the act of cutting off somebody's arm, leg, finger or toe in a medical operation A boyhood accident led to the amputation of one of his legs.