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maim

 (mām)
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.

maim

(meɪm)
vb (tr)
1. to mutilate, cripple, or disable a part of the body of (a person or animal)
2. to make defective
n
obsolete an injury or defect
[C14: from Old French mahaignier to wound, probably of Germanic origin]
maimedness n
ˈmaimer n

maim

(meɪm)

v.t.
1. to deprive of the use of some part of the body, esp. by wounding.
2. to impair; disfigure.
n.
3. Obs. an injury, esp. loss of a limb.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French, Old French mahaignier, perhaps < Frankish *maithanjan to castrate]
maim′er, n.

maim


Past participle: maimed
Gerund: maiming

Imperative
maim
maim
Present
I maim
you maim
he/she/it maims
we maim
you maim
they maim
Preterite
I maimed
you maimed
he/she/it maimed
we maimed
you maimed
they maimed
Present Continuous
I am maiming
you are maiming
he/she/it is maiming
we are maiming
you are maiming
they are maiming
Present Perfect
I have maimed
you have maimed
he/she/it has maimed
we have maimed
you have maimed
they have maimed
Past Continuous
I was maiming
you were maiming
he/she/it was maiming
we were maiming
you were maiming
they were maiming
Past Perfect
I had maimed
you had maimed
he/she/it had maimed
we had maimed
you had maimed
they had maimed
Future
I will maim
you will maim
he/she/it will maim
we will maim
you will maim
they will maim
Future Perfect
I will have maimed
you will have maimed
he/she/it will have maimed
we will have maimed
you will have maimed
they will have maimed
Future Continuous
I will be maiming
you will be maiming
he/she/it will be maiming
we will be maiming
you will be maiming
they will be maiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been maiming
you have been maiming
he/she/it has been maiming
we have been maiming
you have been maiming
they have been maiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been maiming
you will have been maiming
he/she/it will have been maiming
we will have been maiming
you will have been maiming
they will have been maiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been maiming
you had been maiming
he/she/it had been maiming
we had been maiming
you had been maiming
they had been maiming
Conditional
I would maim
you would maim
he/she/it would maim
we would maim
you would maim
they would maim
Past Conditional
I would have maimed
you would have maimed
he/she/it would have maimed
we would have maimed
you would have maimed
they would have maimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.maim - injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilationmaim - injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
mar, mutilate - destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies"
lame, cripple - deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg; "The accident has crippled her for life"

maim

verb cripple, hurt, injure, wound, mar, disable, hamstring, impair, lame, mutilate, mangle, incapacitate, put out of action One man has lost his life; another has been maimed.

maim

verb
To deprive of a limb or bodily member or its use:
Translations
يَجْدَع، يَبْتُر
zmrzačit
invalidere
megcsonkít
limlesta
sakropļot
sakat bırakmak

maim

[meɪm] VTmutilar, lisiar
to be maimed for lifequedar lisiado de por vida

maim

[ˈmeɪm] vtmutiler

maim

vt (= mutilate)verstümmeln; (= cripple)zum Krüppel machen; the wounded and the maimeddie Verletzten und Versehrten; he will be maimed for lifeer wird sein Leben lang ein Krüppel bleiben; he was maimed in the bomb attackder Bombenanschlag machte ihn zum Krüppel

maim

[meɪm] vtstorpiare, mutilare

maim

(meim) verb
to injure badly, especially with permanent effects. The hunter was maimed for life.

maim

v. mutilar; estropear; lisiar.
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