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tr.v. maimed, maim·ing, maims
1. To injure, disable, or disfigure, usually by depriving of the use of a limb or other part of the body. See Synonyms at mangle.
2. To make imperfect or defective; impair: "The presumption of innocence has already been maimed ... for foreign Muslims" (Nicholas D. Kristof).

[Middle English maimen, from Old French mahaignier; see mayhem.]

maim′er n.
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Noun1.maimer - a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripplesmaimer - a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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