amputate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (am'pyoo-tāt"), [key]
— -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
- to cut off (all or part of a limb or digit of the body), as by surgery.
- to prune, lop off, or remove: Because of space limitations the editor amputated the last two paragraphs of the news report.
- to prune, as branches of trees.
- amputate (Thesaurus)