To surgicallyremove a part of the body, especially a limb(verb)
Examples of word amputate
Workers were told to tightly wrap the teat with an elastic band in order to "amputate" it.
Th 'dern doctor wanted t' amputate 'm, an' Bill, he raised a heluva row, I hear.
Three fingers was crunched. Th 'dern doctor wanted t' amputate 'm, an' Bill, he raised a heluva row, I hear.
To 'amputate' such wickedness for the future, the letter last preceding has been addressed to the Senate; and the 'Possessores sive curiales' are now invited to state their grievances fully and frankly, or else ever after hold their peace and cultivate a habit of patience.
Church abuse cases: Mgr Scicluna speaks on need to 'amputate' to heal '