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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who has had one or more limbs removed by amputation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

From French amputée, (past participle of amputer ("to amputate")), from Latin amputatus, perfect passive participle of amputare ("to amputate"). (Wiktionary)

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