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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.]

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