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    mu·ti·la·tion
    /ˌmyo͞odlˈāSH(ə)n/

    noun

    • 1. the action of mutilating or being mutilated: "a culture which found any mutilation of the body abhorrent"

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  3. 1 : an act or instance of destroying, removing, or severely damaging a limb or other body part of a person or animal the mutilation of a body They were men who had been sexually damaged by disease, accident, or deliberate mutilation.

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    Mutilation or maiming (from the Latin: mutilus) is cutting off or causing injury to a body part of a person so that the part of the body is permanently damaged, detached or disfigured. [1] Contents 1 Terminology 2 Usage 3 Punishment 4 Mutilation as human punishment 5 See also 6 References Terminology [ edit]

  5. Definition of mutilation n. Disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of a conspicuous or essential part of the body. Other words from mutilation mu′ti•late′ v. Words nearby mutilation mutha, muti, muticous, mutilate, mutilating keratoderma, mutilation, mutineer, mutinous, mutinously, mutiny, mutism

  6. mutilation noun [ C or U ] uk / ˌmjuː.tɪˈleɪ.ʃ ə n / us / ˌmjuː.t̬ ə lˈeɪ.ʃ ə n / the act of damaging something severely, especially by violently removing a part: He admitted to the murder and mutilation of 16 young men. She views cosmetic surgery as unwarranted mutilation of the body.

  7. tr.v. mu·ti·lat·ed, mu·ti·lat·ing, mu·ti·lates 1. To injure severely or disfigure, especially by cutting off tissue or body parts. See Synonyms at mangle 1. 2. To damage or mar (an object): mutilate a statue. [Latin mutilāre, mutilāt-, from mutilus, maimed .] mu′ti·la′tion n. mu′ti·la′tive adj. mu′ti·la′tor n.

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