1. (Rom. Antiq.) A narrow-necked vessel having two handles and bellying out like a jug.
2. (Eccl.) (a) A cruet for the wine and water at Mass. (b) The vase in which the holy oil for chrism,
unction, or coronation is kept. Shipley.
3. (Biol.) Any membranous bag shaped like a leathern bottle, as the dilated end of a vessel or duct; especially
the dilations of the semicircular canals of the ear.
Ampullaceous sac (Zoöl.), one of the peculiar cavities in the tissues of sponges, containing the zooidal
(Am`pul*la"ceous) a. [L. ampullaceus, fr. ampulla.] Like a bottle or inflated bladder; bottle-
shaped; swelling. Kirby.
(Am"pul*lar Am`pul*la*ry) a. Resembling an ampulla.
(Am"pul*late Am"pul*la`ted) a. Having an ampulla; flask-shaped; bellied.
(Am*pul"li*form) a. [Ampulla + -form.] Flask-shaped; dilated.
(Am"pu*tate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amputated; p. pr. & vb. n. Amputating.] [L. amputatus,
p. p. of amputare: amb- + putare to prune, putus clean, akin to E. pure. See Putative.]
1. To prune or lop off, as branches or tendrils.
2. (Surg.) To cut off (a limb or projecting part of the body). Wiseman.
(Am`pu*ta"tion) n. [L. amputatio: cf. F. amputation.] The act of amputating; esp. the operation
of cutting off a limb or projecting part of the body.
(Am"pu*ta"tor) n. One who amputates.
(||Am"pyx) n. (Greek Antiq.) A woman's headband for binding the front hair.
(||Am*ri"ta) n. [Skr. amrita.] (Hind. Myth.) Immortality; also, the nectar conferring immortality.
a. Ambrosial; immortal.
(Am"sel, Am"zel) n. [Ger. See Ousel.] (Zoöl.) The European ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).
To run amuck, to rush out in a state of frenzy, as the Malays sometimes do under the influence of
"bhang," and attack every one that comes in the way; to assail recklessly and indiscriminately.
(A*muck") a. & adv. [Malay amoq furious.] In a frenzied and reckless manner.
Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet
To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet.
(Am"u*let) n. [L. amuletum: cf. F. amulette.] An ornament, gem, or scroll, or a package containing
a relic, etc., worn as a charm or preservative against evils or mischief, such as diseases and witchcraft,
and generally inscribed with mystic forms or characters. [Also used figuratively.]
(Am`u*let"ic) a. Of or pertaining to an amulet; operating as a charm.
(A*mur"cous) a. [LL. amurcosus, L. amurca the dregs of olives, Gr. 'amo`rghs, fr. 'ame`rgein
to pluck.] Full off dregs; foul. [R.] Knowles.
(A*mus"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. amusable.] Capable of being amused.
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