maim definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To disable or disfigure, usually by depriving for the using a limb or any other the main human anatomy. See Synonyms at batter1.
    • to help make imperfect or faulty; damage.
    • To rob of this use of a limb, to be able to render one in fighting less ready either to guard himself or to annoy their adversary.
    • To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.
  • verb:
    • To wound seriously; resulting in permanent reduced function of a limb or area of the human anatomy.
    • injure or wound really and then leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
  • noun:
    • The privation of this utilization of a limb or person in the human body, by which a person is rendered less capable protect himself or to annoy his adversary.
    • The privation of every required part; a crippling; mutilation; damage; starvation of anything important. See Mayhem.
    • A disabling wound or mutilation: the deprivation of a necessary part, or associated with using it, as a limb; a crippling, or whatever cripples; in old law, deprivation by injury or removal of the use of some member serviceable in fight and for self-protection.
    • look at quote, and mayhem.
    • A hurt or wound overall; a personal injury.
    • A defect or blemish.
  • others:
    • To disable by wounding or mutilation; deprive of, or associated with the usage of, an essential constituent component, as of your body, or, figuratively, of something; in old legislation, to rob of this usage of a limb, to be able to render someone less able to guard himself in fighting, or to annoy his adversary; mutilate. See mayhem.
    • Synonyms Mangle, etc. See mutilate.

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