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amputate (verb), amputates; amputated; amputating
1. To cut off a projecting body part, a limb, or other appendage of the body; especially, in a surgical operation: Robert’s little finger had to be amputated because he hurt it severely while chopping some wood with an axe.
2. Etymology: from the Mid-16th century Latin amputat-, past participle of amputare, "cut around" from ambi-, "around" plus putare "to cut".