from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who has had one or more limbs removed by amputation.
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- n. A person who has had one or more limbs removed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who has had a limb removed by amputation
I learn the word amputee and hobble around, pretending I am wounded in the jungles of Vietnam.
Comparing Olympic hopeful sprinter Oscar Pistorius, a double-leg amputee, to ultrarunner Amy Palmiero-Winters, a single-leg amputee, is impossible, says the co-author of a study that found Pistorius 'light and springy prosthetics enhanced sprint speeds by 15%-30%.
That said, attacking a special olympian, a wheel chair bound amputee is probably counterproductive.
Look at the reichwing attacks on Murtha questioning his bravery and the shameful treatment given Max Cleland-a triple amputee from the Vietnam war by Axby Chambliss-a draft dodger.
In 2004, he conducted a study of 52 people who identified as amputee-wannabes.
I have still one question: at your profile, the 'amputee' keyword appear.
"My palms were actually sweating the first time I typed 'amputee' into a search engine," one wannabe wrote to me.
Kennison is a quadruple congenital amputee, meaning he was born without feet or arms below the elbow.
The new emphasis on feet with mobile ankles which make it much easier to walk (and cost about £2,500) are of interest to every kind of amputee, not just high-activity users like soldiers.
First, it may be that there was no biblical Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic word for "amputee"; it is possible that some passages referring to individuals as
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