David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To amputate something is to cut off a part of it. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including to prevent injury or to treat a disease.

  • The doctor amputated his arm to stop the bleeding.
  • The doctor amputated the leg to stop the bleeding.

An amputee is someone who has had one or more of their limbs amputated. This can be due to disease, accident, or war.

  • He is a veteran amputee, which is why he has a prosthetic leg.
  • She is a veteran amputee, which is why she has a prosthetic arm.

Amputees are people who have lost a limb or parts of their body. This can happen in a variety of ways, including accidents, diseases, or war.

  • He is an amputee, which is why he needs special care.
  • She was an amputee, which is why she is so grateful for the prosthetic that she got.

Prostheses are devices that are used to replace part of the body. They can be anything from artificial limbs to artificial teeth.

  • He has a prosthetic leg, which he uses to walk.
  • She has a prosthetic arm, which she uses to move around.

The word intolerable means too bad, too unpleasant, or too stressful. When you say that something is intolerable, you mean that it is too much for you to handle.

  • The smell in the room was unbearable.
  • The noise in the room was intolerable.

Blisters are painful bumps on the skin that form when the skin becomes inflamed. They are most common on the feet, but they can also form on the hands, neck, and other parts of the body.

  • He developed blisters on his feet after he walked in the rain.
  • She developed blisters on her hands after she was washing them.

Cheaply is used to describe something that is not expensive, but is not also quality. Cheaply made products are often not very durable or reliable.

  • The dress was cheaply made, and it was falling apart after only a few wearings.
  • The book was cheaply written, and it was full of spelling mistakes.

To relieve someone is to make them feel better. Sometimes when someone is feeling really uncomfortable, they might want to relieve themselves.

  • The nurse relieved the patient of her bladder.
  • The soldier relieved himself outside after taking a long walk.

The word "effing" is a very strong swearword. It is usually used to describe something that is really bad or unpleasant.

  • The effing house was absolutely disgusting.
  • The effing food was gross.