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 for amputate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amputate \Am"pu*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amputated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Amputating.] [L. amputatus, p. p. of amputare: amb-
     + putare to prune, putus clean, akin to E. pure. See
     1. To prune or lop off, as branches or tendrils.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Surg.) To cut off (a limb or projecting part of the
        body). --Wiseman.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: remove surgically; "amputate limbs" [syn: amputate, cut

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "amputate":
     abscind, annihilate, ax, ban, bar, bisect, bob, butcher, carve,
     chop, cleave, clip, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off,
     cut out, dichotomize, dissever, dock, eliminate, enucleate,
     eradicate, except, excise, exclude, extinguish, extirpate, fissure,
     gash, hack, halve, hew, incise, isolate, jigsaw, knock off, lance,
     lop, mutilate, nip, pare, peel, pick out, prune, rend, rive,
     root out, rule out, saw, scissor, set apart, set aside, sever,
     shave, shear, slash, slice, slit, snip, split, stamp out,
     strike off, strip, strip off, sunder, take off, take out, tear,
     truncate, whittle, wipe out

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