mutilate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈmjuːtɪleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymutilate
he/she/itmutilates
present participlemutilating
past tensemutilated
past participlemutilated
  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.

derived word

mutilation

 

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/ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularmutilation
pluralmutilations