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Pronunciation:  `ampyut'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
  2. [n]  a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs

AMPUTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: disability, disablement, handicap, impairment, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am`pu*ta"tion\, n. [L. amputatio: cf. F.
The act of amputating; esp. the operation of cutting off a
limb or projecting part of the body.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Surgery to remove part or all of a limb or appendage.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of being amputated brings about unpleasant feelings of hopelessness and inertia. Unable to use hands and legs might give you the impression of passive resistance. You might be trying to deal with a big loss in your life, and you are now starting to realize the extent of the damage and you are trying to slowly wake up from the state of shock you have been living in.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the procedure in which a limb is surgically removed.
Thesaurus Terms
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