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Dreaming and meanings Amputation


This dream can be quite frightening, and shows that you have or will encounter some type of loss, and that it is important to take action so you can prevent it. When you dream of losing one of your own limbs (arms or legs) it means that you are worried about losing something that is important to you, and you are concerned about something not working out.

This dream also indicates there is some thing that is bothering you. To have your arms amputated denotes that a relative or friend will cause you loss in the future.


In your dream you may have seen...

  • An animal with amputated limbs.
  • Your leg was amputated.
  • Your hand is amputated.
  • Your arm is amputated.
  • A person with amputated body parts.
  • An accident amputation.
  • An animal attack amputation.
  • A war amputation.
  • You perform an amputation.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • During the dream you could not take care of yourself or your relationships.
  • You demonstrated good communication with loved ones.

Detailed dream interpretation...

The word "Amputation" is taken from the Latin term "amputare" meaning "to cut out". To dream an animal such as a dog or cat that had an amputation means that someone close to you will encounter some minor loss.

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The message: life goes by too fast, and you are trying to save five minutes. The message is about slowing down. This dream also signifies there is something that faces you and you have never encountered this before. Losing a body part is an omen that you need to take care of yourself and relationships in the future.

This dream can also mean that you are neglecting some part of your life. If your leg was removed in a way that caused you suffering, then something will be removed from your life. This dream has some positive aspects, if the amputation represents the removal of a hand, it can also mean that something will be removed in your life which is no longer desired. To dream of someone with a false leg generally means that it is time to move forward is with a business matter.

Amputation would normally happen in a hospital operating room. If this was the case in your dream, then times are going to be rocky for a short period, but everything will work out in the end. If the amputation is performed to stop the spreading of a disease, such as gangrene or a complication from a frostbite, injury, diabetes, hardening of the arteries or any other sickness that impairs blood circulation, then it is time to stop what you are doing in connection with a loved one (talk to them), and think about how they feel.

To see an amputation being carried out in a war due to a loss of blood and infection in a person who has suffered severe untreatable damage to a limb denotes times of money and possible gambling.


If in your dream you are performing an amputation it means that the area of your life which will change will be your own decision. If you dream of a fitted artificial limb or prosthesis, then a situation in your life is false and deep down you know it.

To dream of an amputation due to an accident suggests you need to be careful. To dream of this being caused by an animal attack means someone is in the background speaking about you.

As mentioned before, amputation in the old times often occurred due to the battlefield. Many books recount the story of Lord Uxbridge, a British cavalry officer who had his leg removed in the Battle of Waterloo. To dream of amputation in war times means that you are going to have sexual urges in the future.

An amputation in a dream can also be the omen of accident, wounds, injustice, disappointment, grief, and lack of care. Seeing an amputation could mean sexual impotence. To dream that a body part of yours is surgically amputated suggests that you can expect a raise sometime soon.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of amputation...


Terrified. In pain. Upset. Sad. Worried. Anxious.

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