mutilate


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mu·ti·late

 (myo͞ot′l-āt′)
tr.v. mu·ti·lat·ed, mu·ti·lat·ing, mu·ti·lates
1. To injure severely or disfigure, especially by cutting off tissue or body parts. See Synonyms at mangle1.
2. To damage or mar (an object): mutilate a statue.

[Latin mutilāre, mutilāt-, from mutilus, maimed.]

mu′ti·la′tion n.
mu′ti·la′tive adj.
mu′ti·la′tor n.

mutilate

(ˈmjuːtɪˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (Pathology) to deprive of a limb, essential part, etc; maim; dismember
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to mar, expurgate, or damage (a text, book, etc)
[C16: from Latin mutilāre to cut off; related to mutilus maimed]
ˌmutiˈlation n
ˈmutiˌlative adj
ˈmutiˌlator n

mu•ti•late

(ˈmyut lˌeɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to injure or disfigure by removing or irreparably damaging parts: to mutilate a painting.
2. to deprive (a person or animal) of a limb or other essential part.
[1525–35; < Latin mutilātus, past participle of mutilāre to maim, derivative of mutilus mutilated; see -ate1]
mu`ti•la′tion, n.
mu′ti•la`tor, n.

mutilate


Past participle: mutilated
Gerund: mutilating

Imperative
mutilate
mutilate
Present
I mutilate
you mutilate
he/she/it mutilates
we mutilate
you mutilate
they mutilate
Preterite
I mutilated
you mutilated
he/she/it mutilated
we mutilated
you mutilated
they mutilated
Present Continuous
I am mutilating
you are mutilating
he/she/it is mutilating
we are mutilating
you are mutilating
they are mutilating
Present Perfect
I have mutilated
you have mutilated
he/she/it has mutilated
we have mutilated
you have mutilated
they have mutilated
Past Continuous
I was mutilating
you were mutilating
he/she/it was mutilating
we were mutilating
you were mutilating
they were mutilating
Past Perfect
I had mutilated
you had mutilated
he/she/it had mutilated
we had mutilated
you had mutilated
they had mutilated
Future
I will mutilate
you will mutilate
he/she/it will mutilate
we will mutilate
you will mutilate
they will mutilate
Future Perfect
I will have mutilated
you will have mutilated
he/she/it will have mutilated
we will have mutilated
you will have mutilated
they will have mutilated
Future Continuous
I will be mutilating
you will be mutilating
he/she/it will be mutilating
we will be mutilating
you will be mutilating
they will be mutilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mutilating
you have been mutilating
he/she/it has been mutilating
we have been mutilating
you have been mutilating
they have been mutilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mutilating
you will have been mutilating
he/she/it will have been mutilating
we will have been mutilating
you will have been mutilating
they will have been mutilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mutilating
you had been mutilating
he/she/it had been mutilating
we had been mutilating
you had been mutilating
they had been mutilating
Conditional
I would mutilate
you would mutilate
he/she/it would mutilate
we would mutilate
you would mutilate
they would mutilate
Past Conditional
I would have mutilated
you would have mutilated
he/she/it would have mutilated
we would have mutilated
you would have mutilated
they would have mutilated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mutilate - destroy or injure severelymutilate - destroy or injure severely; "The madman mutilates art work"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
2.mutilate - alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language"
distort, falsify, garble, warp - make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
3.mutilate - destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies"
maim - injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion"
gouge, force out - force with the thumb; "gouge out his eyes"

mutilate

verb
1. maim, damage, injure, disable, butcher, cripple, hack, lame, cut up, mangle, dismember, disfigure, lacerate, cut to pieces He tortured and mutilated six young men.
2. distort, cut, damage, mar, spoil, butcher, hack, censor, adulterate, expurgate, bowdlerize The writer's verdict was that his screenplay had been mutilated.

mutilate

verb
To deprive of a limb or bodily member or its use:
Translations
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mutilate

[ˈmjuːtɪleɪt] VTmutilar

mutilate

[ˈmjuːtɪleɪt] vtmutiler

mutilate

vt person, animal, story, playverstümmeln; painting, building etcverschandeln (inf)

mutilate

[ˈmjuːtɪˌleɪt] vtmutilare

mutilate

vt mutilar
References in classic literature ?
The idea struck Newman as too dark and horrible for belief, and made him feel as he would have done if she had told him that she was going to mutilate her beautiful face, or drink some potion that would make her mad.
Venus shook his shock of hair, as he replied, 'It wouldn't do to mutilate it, partner.
Then, as others have mutilated its sense, the tramp mutilates its form, and ho-boy becomes exultantly hobo.
Chief researcher at mobile security firm, Lookout, Marc Rogers said that although the fingerprint sensors provided greater security, thieves have been known to mutilate victims, and even if they did not cut off fingers, they may become more brutal because of the feature.