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Definition of Mutilate

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amputate a limb; cause a deformity, deface; pervert, distort; destroy
Mutilate Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
praecido, trunco
Mutilate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.
  
(v. t.)
To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc.
  
(n.)
A cetacean, or a sirenian.
  
(a.)
Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.
  
(a.)
Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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mutilate
\mu"ti*late\ (?), a. [l. mutilatus, p. p. of mutilare to mutilate, fr. mutilus maimed; cf. gr. &?;, &?;. cf. mutton.]
1. deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated. t. browne.
2. (zo?l.) having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.
mutilate
\mu"ti*late\, n. (zo?l.) a cetacean, or a sirenian.
mutilate
\mu"ti*late\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. mutilated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. mutilating (?).] 1. to cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc.
2. to destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of cicero. among the mutilated poets of antiquity, there is none whose fragments are so beautiful as those of sappho.

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To disfigure.
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GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1 to cut up so as to make imperfect
2.Destroy, as of a limb maim,cripple
mutilation n -- mutilator n


EG:Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite spectacularly I think, art which is not based on the subjugation of one half of the species. It is art which will take the great human themes --love, death, heroism, suffering, history itself --and render them fully human. It may also, though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme, one as great and as rich as those others --should we call it ''joy''?(A.DWORKIN)
EG:
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.(S.WEIL)
EG:No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.(R.TAGORE)
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. destroy or injure severely; "The madman mutilates art work"
(synonym) mangle, cut up
(hypernym) damage
(hyponym) deface
(derivation) mutilation
2. alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language"
(synonym) mangle, murder
(hypernym) falsify, distort, garble, warp
3. destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies"
(synonym) mar
(hypernym) maim
(hyponym) gouge, force out
(derivation) mutilation
Mutilate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Mutilation or maiming is an act of physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of any living body, sometimes causing death.

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