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amputate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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amputateam‧pu‧tate /ˈæmpjəteɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 MHto cut off someone’s arm, leg, finger etc during a medical operation 🔊 Two of her toes were amputated because of frostbite.amputation /ˌæmpjəˈteɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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amputateHe damaged his leg so badly that it had to be amputated.Eventually, both of Larivee's legs were amputated.Some are so tormented by the disorder they have demanded that limbs are amputated.The judge said, when gangrene sets in, the doctor has no choice but to amputate.Two toes had to be amputated because of frostbite.Doctors were forced to amputate her right leg, but Jennifer died when a blood clot caused a pulmonary embolism.Having an arm amputated is not the same as being born with an arm missing.People in wheelchairs, people with arms amputated or whatever, you know.Still, there is a way that science has helped to amputate our understanding of the world as a sacred place.We are having to amputate the arms and legs of three, four and five year olds - without anaesthetic.
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Verb table
amputate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyamputate
he, she, itamputates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyamputated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave amputated
he, she, ithas amputated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad amputated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill amputate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have amputated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam amputating
he, she, itis amputating
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you, we, theyare amputating
Past
I, he, she, itwas amputating
you, we, theywere amputating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been amputating
he, she, ithas been amputating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been amputating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be amputating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been amputating
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