(1) cut off; prune; remove by cutting
(1) “So someday in the near future hopefully rather than having a foot or a leg amputated, we’ll just give you an injection of the cells and restore the blood flow. We’ve also created entire tubes of red blood cells from scratch in the laboratory. So there are a lot of exciting things in the pipeline.” —Robert Lanza, American doctor of medicine and scientist (1956–)
(1) deaden; freeze; subject one to anesthesia; immobilize one; numb; put out or under; sedate
Metaphor: “Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.” —Frank ...