mutilator


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

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.mutilator - a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripplesmutilator - 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"
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In Brazil, for many decades, predominated in the public service the dental care model curativista and mutilator.
Jeremy Wade on a raft boat in Kratie, Cambodia, as he goes in search of the Mekong Mutilator
Jeremy Wade on a raft boat in Kratie, Cambodia, as he in search of the Mekong Mutilator
Wade on a in Kratie, as he goes of the Mutilator " We hear interviews from past leaders and key figures, including Winston Churchill and Edward Heath
Can he expose the Mekong Mutilator and will he finish his epic quest with fingers, toes and, er, other parts, still intact?
Wayne Banister is a killer for hire, and Rojas, Bolt and Leon are all bad guys, varying from badass bar-fighter to slice-and-dice mutilator.
And while we were soon plunged straight into the story - about an inoensive solicitor, George Edalji (Arsher Ali), who found himself wrongly jailed after someone set him up as being a serial animal mutilator - writer Ed Whitmore was able to skilfully provide us with clues about Conan Doyle's personality.
The defeat offered D'Annunzio an occasion to express once again his persistent loathing of Austria-Hungary, which he represents as a merciless executioner of innocent and defenceless civilians: "Il boia d'Asburgo, l'antico / uccisor d'infermi e d'inermi, / il mutilator di fanciulli / e di femmine" (vv.
Victor goes from obsessed child to scientific prodigy, and then spirals into becoming a grave robber, corpse mutilator and re-animator, a man obsessed with attempting to defy the mortality that defines us.
The incestuous rapist Muroyiwa in Under the Tongue and the rapist, murderer and mutilator Sibaso in The Stone Virgins are never portrayed as perpetrators in a simplistic or unproblematic way.
Maybe audiences even saw Clive, as Joanna Bourke says of the injured man in war, as "mutilated and mutilator in one" (15)--once a dying combatant, now an aggressive surgeon, amputating and grafting limbs to create a fitter race.