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mutilate

mu·ti·late

mutilate

 
 
pronunciation:
myu t leIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: mutilated, mutilates, mutilating
definition 1: to destroy by cutting or tearing off a necessary part.
The tiger mutilated its prey.
synonyms:
maim, mangle
similar words:
amputate, cripple, disable, disfigure, lame
definition 2: to harm or damage by taking off or destroying parts.
The angry child mutilated the doll by pulling off its arms.
synonyms:
damage, deform, mangle
similar words:
maim
derivations: mutilative (adj.), mutilation (n.), mutilator (n.)