mutilate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To deprive of a limb or a vital component; cripple.
    • To disfigure by harming irreparably: mutilate a statue. See Synonyms at batter1.
    • to create imperfect by excising or altering components.
    • To cut-off or eliminate a limb or essential element of; to maim; to cripple; to disfigure; to hack
    • To destroy or eliminate a material element of, to be able to render imperfect.
  • verb:
    • To literally damage regarding impair use, notably by cutting off or perhaps disabling a vital component, such as a limb.
    • To destroy beyond recognition.
    • To render imperfect.
    • change in order to make unrecognizable
    • destroy or injure severely
    • obliterate or injure seriously
  • adjective:
    • Deprived of, or having lost, a significant part; mutilated.
    • Having finlike appendages or flukes in the place of feet, as a cetacean.
  • noun:
    • A cetacean, or a sirenian.
    • A member associated with the Mutilata; a cetacean or a sirenian.
  • others:
    • To cut-off a limb or any essential part of; deprive of every characteristic member, feature, or appurtenance, in order to disfigure; maim: since, to mutilate a body or a statue; to mutilate a tree or a photo.
    • Figuratively, to excise, erase, or expunge any important part from, so as to render partial or imperfect, as accurate documentation or a poem.
    • Synonyms Mutilate, Maim, Cripple, Mangle, Disfigure. Mutilate emphasizes the injury to completeness also to beauty: since, to mulilate a statue. Maim and cripple note the problems for the utilization of the members of the human body, maim recommending perhaps a lot more of unsightliness, discomfort, and real loss of people, and cripple more right emphasizing the decreased energy of action: as, crippled into the remaining arm. Mangle expresses a badly hacked or torn problem: because, a mangled hand or arm. Disfigure addresses just such changes of the additional form as injure its look or beauty: you can be fearfully mangled in struggle, so as to be disfigured forever, and yet finally escape being mutilated or maimed, and/or crippled.
    • Mutilate, Garble, Misquote. To mutilate is take parts of anything, to be able to keep it imperfect or partial; to garble is to simply take parts of something so on cause them to become express a false effect; to misquote should quote wrongly, whether deliberately or otherwise not: as, to mutilate a hymn; to garble a passage from an official report; to garble another's words; to misquote a text of Scripture. Garble has actually totally lost its major meaning.
    • . Identical to mutilated.
    • especially, deprived of hind limbs, as a cetacean or a sirenian. See Mutilata.

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