Am"pu*tate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amputated; p. pr. & vb. n. Amputating.] [L. amputatus, p. p. of amputare: amb- + putare to prune, putus clean, akin to E. pure. See Putative.]

1.

To prune or lop off, as branches or tendrils.

2. Surg.

To cut off (a limb or projecting part (of the body)

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Wiseman.

 

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