Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of amputating; especially, the operation of cutting off a limb or other part of the body, or a portion of it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of amputating; esp. the operation of cutting off a limb or projecting part of the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surgical removal of all or part of a limb, etc.
  • noun the loss of a limb, etc. through trauma

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
  • noun a surgical removal of all or part of a limb

Etymologies

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amputate +‎ -ion

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