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.