Definition of amputate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

amputate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈæmpyəˌteɪt//
 
[transitive, intransitive]amputate (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they amputate
 
he / she / it amputates
 
past simple amputated
 
-ing form amputating
 
 
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to cut off someone's arm, leg, finger, or toe in a medical operation He had to have both legs amputated. They may have to amputate. Topic CollocationsInjuriesbeing injured have a fall/an injury receive/suffer/sustain a serious injury/a hairline fracture/a gunshot wound/a concussion/whiplash injuries hurt/injure your ankle/back/leg damage the brain/an ankle ligament/your liver/the optic nerve/the skin pull/strain/tear a hamstring/ligament/muscle/tendon sprain/twist your ankle/wrist break a bone/your collarbone/your leg/three ribs fracture/crack your skull break/chip/knock out/lose a tooth burst/perforate your eardrum dislocate your finger/hip/jaw/shoulder/elbow bruise/cut/graze your arm/knee/shoulder burn/scald yourself/your tongue bang/bump/hit your elbow/head/knee (on/against something)treating injuries treat somebody for burns/a head injury/a stab wound examine/clean/dress/bandage/treat a bullet wound repair a damaged/torn ligament/tendon/cartilage amputate/cut off an arm/a finger/a foot/a leg/a limb put on (formal) apply/take off a Band-Aid™/a sterile dressing/a bandage need/require/put in/get/take out stitches put on/rub on (formal) apply cream/ointment/lotion have/receive/undergo physical therapy
NAmE//ˌæmpyəˈteɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable]
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