amputee amputee  /ˈæmpjə ˈti/


  • (n) someone who has had a limb removed by amputation


  1. The roadside bomb that wounded the 500th amputee is the signature weapon of the Iraq war, racking up the kind of body count caused by heavy artillery in past conflicts.
  2. In Cambodia, where roughly 1 out of every 380 people is a war amputee, part of the foot's rubber components are scavenged from truck tires.
  3. Soon Chandra returned to the tire shop with an amputee patient and a foot cast.


  1. Wounded Warriors teach baseball to amputee children

    Twenty children who suffered limb loss are joining the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team for a fun week-long camp at Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: 14 WFIE Evansville

  2. Hawkinsville Double Amputee Veterans Ready For New Homes

    HAWKINSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Two double amputee veterans are about to get a life-changing experience this weekend in Hawkinsville. Tony Mullis, a 23 year-old marine veteran will get the keys to his brand new home, built exclusively for him and his family by Homes for Our Troops. Mullis is a Hawkinsville native who lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan when he was only 20 years ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: 41 NBC Macon

  3. Quadruple Amputee Inspires Boston Marathon Blast Survivor (Video)

    Quadruple amputee Staff Sgt. Travis Mills , who lost all four limbs in an April 2012 IED blast in Afghanistan, gave advice to J.P. Norden - Boston Marathon bomb blast survivor - as Norden visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wednesday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego


  1. "I've been chucked in the deep end with the best guys in the world," Pistorius said Tuesday. "There's a lot to learn. There never has been a Paralympic sprinter to fuse the gap between able-bodied and disabled sport. The next single amputee...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Oscar Pistorius Source: Seattle Times

  2. Ossur CEO Jon Sigurdsson wrote recently to the IAAF, telling the federation that Pistorius "does not have a technical advantage over able-bodied athletes. Based on biomechanics alone, it is simply not possible for him or any amputee to have an...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Jón Sigurðsson Source:

  3. Spokesperson Ingrid Newkirk tells the New York Post, "She chose to make a tiny insect an amputee. Perhaps she should change her name legally to 'Heart of Stone'" Earlier this month (Jul08) Newkirk wrote Stone a letter, offering Stone a brain...
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Ingrid Newkirk Source: (Pressemitteilung)

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