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tr.v. ampu·tated, ampu·tating, ampu·tates
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.

am′pu·ta′tion n.
am′pu·ta′tor n.
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But he apologised for causing offence with his description of Arabs as "suicide bombers, limb amputators, oppressors of women".
Kilroy-Silk added that "despotic, barbarous and corrupt Arab states" were populated by "suicide bombers", "limb amputators" and "women repressors".
He questioned what Arabs had given to the world and referred to them as 'suicide bombers, limb amputators, women repressors' in a newspaper column.
He spoke out as outrage mounted over references to "suicide bombers", "limb amputators" and "women repressors".
Under the headline ``We Owe Arabs Nothing'',he branded Arabs as ``suicide bombers, limb amputators, women repressors''.
This telly presenter has done the country a favour by writing a newspaper column accusing Arab governments of harbouring ''suicide bombers, limb amputators, and women repressors''.
In an ill- considered explosion more suited to closing time in the back room at the Dog and Duck,he said Arabs were `suicide bombers,limb amputators and woman repressors' who had given the world oil and nothing much else.
Under the headline `` We owe Arabs nothing'', he branded Arabs as ``suicide bombers,limb amputators, women repressors''.
He asked what they had given to the world and referred to them as "suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors" in a newspaper column.
Beeb bosses pulled the plug on the Kilroy show fromnext Monday morning after he branded Arabs ``suicide bombers, limb amputators and women repressors''.
The former Labour politician questioned what Arab shad given to the world and referred to them as ``suicide bombers ,limb amputators, women repressors'' in his column in a national Sunday newspaper.
You know the sort of thing: John Bull Printing Outfits (which used methods so basic that they made William Caxton seem like Bill Gates in comparison); fur-lined bootees with zip fasteners (which were always covered with dubious, urine-coloured stains); and spin-around ashtrays (whose razor-sharp edges doubled as finger amputators for the unwary).