Keywords: amputation, amputee, amputate
As a Noun
1. The removal by cutting, usually by a surgeon, of part or all of a limb (arm or leg). English = amputation.
2. A person who has had part or all of a limb removed by having it cut off. English = amputee.
As a Verb or Adjective
1. To cut off part or all of a limb (arm or leg). English = amputate.
1. Though this sign can sometimes be used to refer to any type of amputation, it usually only refers to an amputation at the upper arm. To show what type of amputation is being referred to, you move the 'cutting action' of the right arm around the body appropriately. For example, on the wrist for 'amputation of the hand', on the thigh for 'amputation above the knee', and so on.