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Amputate

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Amputate

1. To prune or lop off, as branches or tendrils.

2. (Science: surgery) to cut off (a limb or projecting part (of the body).

Origin: L. Amputatus, p. P. Of amputare: amb- _ putare to prune, putus clean, akin to E. Pure. See putative.