|Origin:||, past participle of amputare, from amb- 'around' + putare 'to cut'|
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am‧pu‧tate [intransitive and transitive]
to cut off someone's arm, leg, finger etc during a medical operation:
Two of her toes were amputated because of frostbite.
—amputation noun [uncountable and countable]