What does the word amputation mean?

Usage examples for amputation

  1. They said it was only his wife's despairing weeping which brought him at last to consent to amputation. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
  2. I went out to find him this morning, and saw him turn into the amputation house. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  3. The numerous wounded had, by this time, been put into their hammocks, although there were still one or two cases of amputation to be performed. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat

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