mutilation


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutilation - an injury that causes disfigurement or that deprives you of a limb or other important body partmutilation - an injury that causes disfigurement or that deprives you of a limb or other important body part
accidental injury, injury - an accident that results in physical damage or hurt
dismemberment, taking apart - the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces

mutilation

noun maiming, injuring, dismembering, disfiguring, disfigurement They reported cases of torture and mutilation.
Translations

mutilation

[ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃən] Nmutilación f

mutilation

[ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃən] nmutilation f

mutilation

nVerstümmelung f; (of painting, building etc)Verschandelung f (inf)

mutilation

[ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃn] nmutilazione f

mu·ti·la·tion

n. mutilación, castración.

mutilation

n mutilación f
References in classic literature ?
Tiny mentioned this mutilation quite casually--didn't seem sensitive about it.
Saint Antoine's blood was up, and the blood of tyranny and domination by the iron hand was down--down on the steps of the Hotel de Ville where the governor's body lay--down on the sole of the shoe of Madame Defarge where she had trodden on the body to steady it for mutilation.
The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives.
That he was already dead I could not but be convinced, and yet I would have saved his body from mutilation at the hands of the Apaches as quickly as I would have saved the man himself from death.
Not for the wide world will I consent to any mutilation of her dead body.
It is to be noted also that Individualism does not come to man with any sickly cant about duty, which merely means doing what other people want because they want it; or any hideous cant about self- sacrifice, which is merely a survival of savage mutilation.
At the edge of this box there lies a great wooden doll, which, so far as mutilation is concerned, bears a strong resemblance to the finest Greek sculpture, and especially in the total loss of its nose.
The wild disorder of the room; the corpse thrust, with the head downward, up the chimney; the frightful mutilation of the body of the old lady; these considerations, with those just mentioned, and others which I need not mention, have sufficed to paralyze the powers, by putting completely at fault the boasted acumen, of the government agents.
As soon as a horse was purchased, his tail was cropped, a sure mode of distinguishing him from the horses of the tribe; for the Indians disdain to practice this absurd, barbarous, and indecent mutilation, invented by some mean and vulgar mind, insensible to the merit and perfections of the animal.
She seemed to him so felicitous a product of nature and circumstance that his invention, musing on future combinations, was constantly catching its breath with the fear of stumbling into some brutal compression or mutilation of her beautiful personal harmony.
I've sometimes thought it was a wild version of one of those mutilation stories.
Less the opportunity of an insight into grinding and bolting than the casual fact that lodgings were to be obtained in that very farmhouse which, before its mutilation, had been the mansion of a branch of the d'Urberville family.