The word of the day is amputate.
Yes doctor, it looks like we will have to amputate.
Doctors will amputate a limb to save the patient's life.
Doctors had to amputate the child's arm because there was no way to fix it.
The doctors had to amputate Martyn's leg when it was crushed in an elevator accident.
His leg was so badly damaged that the surgeon decided to amputate it.
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.
It means 'cut off surgically'