from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. surgical removal of all or part of a limb, etc.
- n. the loss of a limb, etc. through trauma
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of amputating; esp. the operation of cutting off a limb or projecting part of the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of amputating; especially, the operation of cutting off a limb or other part of the body, or a portion of it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
- n. a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
Still, the amputation is a critical moment in the story and Danny Boyle says he knew it would be a challenge for filmmaker and audience alike.
Apparently they think the best cure for say, an amputation, is a tax cut ... posted by Shaun at
You know it's NHL playoff time when an amputation is listed as a minor groin muscle pull.
You know it's NHL playoff time when amputation is a day-to-day injury.
Many wannabes are convinced that amputation is the only possible solution to their problems, yet they have never seen a psychiatrist or a psychologist, have never tried medication, have never read a scientific paper about their problems.
And finally, there are "true" apotemnophiles, whose desire for amputation is less about sex than about identity.
He caught the word amputation, and he knew they were talking about his arm.
a new limb on to a patient who has undergone an amputation, is far from being original.
KYLE MAYNARD: Well, I was born with a disorder known as congenital amputation, which is just shortened limbs.
If even then, after such treatment for months, no improvement could be noticed but rather that the general state of health was reduced, nothing remained to be done excepting an operation, by which all the diseased parts of the knee-joint were removed, or amputation, that is, the taking off of the diseased limb.