The word of the day is amputate.
Yes doctor, it looks like we will have to amputate.
We need to amputate the leg before the infection spreads.The surgeon begins to amputate the finger.
Doctors will amputate a limb to save the patient's life.
His leg was so badly damaged that the surgeon decided to amputate it.
The doctors had to amputate Martyn's leg when it was crushed in an elevator accident.
No the word amputate is not a noun. It is a verb.
1.) We can measure his heart rhythms, take his blood pressure and even amputate a limb.
No it cannot amputate itself. It can become infected and start to decay.