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verb [transitive] mutilate pronunciation in British English /ˈmjuːtɪleɪt/
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present tense
present participlemutilating
past tensemutilated
past participlemutilated
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  1. to damage someone’s body permanently by cutting it or removing part of it

    Many of the bodies had been badly burned or mutilated.

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 mutilate pronunciation in British English /ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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