Associations to the word «Mutilate»


MUTILATE, verb. To physically harm as to impair use, notably by cutting off or otherwise disabling a vital part, such as a limb.
MUTILATE, verb. To destroy beyond recognition.
MUTILATE, verb. (figuratively) To render imperfect or defective.
MUTILATE, adjective. (obsolete) Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
MUTILATE, adjective. (zoology) Having fin-like appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean does.

Dictionary definition

MUTILATE, verb. Destroy or injure severely; "The madman mutilates art work".
MUTILATE, verb. Alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language".
MUTILATE, verb. Destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies".

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