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for Immediate amputation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Immediate \Im*me"di*ate\, a. [F. imm['e]diat. See In- not, and
1. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening;
proximate; close; as, immediate contact.
You are the most immediate to our throne. --Shak.
2. Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.
"Assemble we immediate council." --Shak.
Death . . . not yet inflicted, as he feared,
By some immediate stroke. --Milton.
3. Acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the
intervention of another object as a cause, means, or
agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; as, an
The immediate knowledge of the past is therefore
impossible. --Sir. W.
Immediate amputation (Surg.), an amputation performed
within the first few hours after an injury, and before the
the effects of the shock have passed away.
Syn: Proximate; close; direct; next.
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