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1. amputation

noun. ['ˌæmpjəˈteɪʃən'] a surgical removal of all or part of a limb.

Synonyms

  • surgical process
  • operation
  • surgery
  • surgical procedure

Antonyms

  • major surgery
  • serial operation
  • asynchronous operation
  • synchronous operation

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • amputate (English)
  • amputo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Amputation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Sentences with amputation


1. Noun, singular or mass
If the cancer has not spread, this amputation can result in a cure.

Quotes about amputation


1. The death of a beloved is an amputation.
- C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

2. Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It's like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done... life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

3. Grief is an amputation, but hope is incurable haemophilia: you bleed and bleed and bleed. Like Schrödinger’s cat inside a box you can never ever open.
- David Mitchell, Slade House

2. amputation

noun. ['ˌæmpjəˈteɪʃən'] a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs.

Synonyms

  • disability
  • impairment
  • handicap

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • fitness

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • amputate (English)
  • amputo (Latin)
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