1610s, "a cutting off of tree branches, a pruning," also "operation of cutting off a limb, etc., of a body," from Middle French amputation or directly from Latin amputationem (nominative amputatio), noun of action from past participle stem of amputare "cut off, lop off; cut around, to prune," from am(bi)- "about" (see ambi-) + putare "to prune, trim" (see pave).
1. He lived only hours after the amputation.
2. In ancient India, adultery was punished by amputation of the nose.
3. Perhaps he was carrying a portable amputation kIt'similar to this.
4. Because multiple tissues are non - viable , amputation of such areas is necessary.
5. Energy expenditure can be minimized by a properly performed above - the - knee amputation.