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To remove body parts and organs

amputate

verb

to remove someone’s arm, leg, hand, finger, or toe in a medical operation

castrate

verb

to remove the testicles (=the pair of male sexual organs) of a man or animal

circumcise

verb

to remove the skin at the end of a boy’s or man’s penis for religious or medical reasons

circumcise

verb

to remove a girl’s or woman’s clitoris (=part of her sex organs)

decapitate

verb

to cut off someone’s head

disembowel

verb

to kill someone by cutting open their stomach and removing their intestines

dismember

verb

to cut or pull someone’s body into pieces

eviscerate

verb

to remove organs such as the stomach or heart from inside someone’s body

excise

verb

to remove something harmful that is growing inside a person’s body, especially by cutting it out

female genital mutilation

noun

the practice of removing part or all of a girl’s external sex organs for non-medical reasons

geld

verb

to remove the testicles of a horse

harvest

verb

to take something such as an organ or cells from someone’s body, especially in order to use them in transplants

mutilate

verb

to damage someone’s body permanently by cutting it or removing part of it

mutilation

noun

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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