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Power Verbs: The Complete Collection by Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, Michael Lawrence Faulkner

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7. Human Life and the Development of Human Life: Health and Disease, Types of Human Behavior and Experience, Nature, and Climate

Health and Disease

AMPUTATE

(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–)

ANESTHETIZE

(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 ...

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