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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Past participle: mutilated
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|Verb||1.||mutilate - 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"|
|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"
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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.
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mutilate[ˈmjuːtɪleɪt] VT → mutilar
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mutilate[ˈmjuːtɪleɪt] vt → mutiler
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mutilate[ˈmjuːtɪˌleɪt] vt → mutilare
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