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maim

maim

 
pronunciation:
meIm
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: maimed, maiming, maims
definition 1: to cripple or disable, usu. by destroying or rendering useless a limb or extremity.
synonyms:
cripple, disable, hobble, lame, mutilate
similar words:
amputate, castrate, disfigure, emasculate, incapacitate, savage
definition 2: to make useless or defective; impair.
synonyms:
cripple, damage, destroy, disable, impair, incapacitate
similar words:
deface, disfigure, emasculate, harm, injure, mangle, mar, mutilate, spoil
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