amputation :

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ampyuhtay shuhn

  • n  a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
  • n  a surgical removal of all or part of a limb

  • Hormone treatment is nowhere near as risky and disfiguring as amputation, Diekema retorts; it just accelerates a natural process by which the body stops growing.
  • His left arm ends in a stumphis hand was removed in a 1974 jungle amputation.
  • He may eventually face amputation.
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  • Al Davis in
    It's been, as you know with him, a tremendous fight,Davis said. "He's lived through it now for three years, day in and day out. But it finally came. He fought the amputation. He didn't want it. He fought it. But there was no other thing to...
  • Tomislav Nikolic in Reuters South Africa
    Kostunica's speech "sounded like a lullaby, like anaesthesia before the amputation", said Tomislav Nikolic of the Radicals. "We're going to vote for this resolution, but you owe us an explanation. Does it mean you'll approve signing the...
  • Ban Ki-moon in Reuters
    There were at least some cases of stoning and public execution, despite moves by the authorities to curb such practices,Ban said. "Cases of amputation and flogging and suspicious deaths and suicides of prisoners while in custody were also...

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