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verb [transitive] mutilate pronunciation in British English /ˈmjuːtɪleɪt/
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present tense
present participlemutilating
past tensemutilated
past participlemutilated
  1. to damage someones body permanently by cutting it or removing part of it
    Many of the bodies had been badly burned or mutilated.
    1. a.
      to damage something seriously, or to spoil it completely, especially by removing part of it
      The painting had been badly mutilated by vandals.

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 mutilate pronunciation in British English /ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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