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am·pu·tate

amputate

 
pronunciation:
aemp y teIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: amputates, amputating, amputated
definition: to cut off, especially by surgery.
The doctor amputated the soldier's badly injured leg.
 
synonyms:
cut, remove
similar words:
mutilate, separate
derivation: amputation (n.)
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