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[myoot-l-eyt] /ˈmyut lˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), mutilated, mutilating.
to injure, disfigure, or make imperfect by removing or irreparably damaging parts:
Vandals mutilated the painting.
to deprive (a person or animal) of a limb or other essential part.
verb (transitive)
to deprive of a limb, essential part, etc; maim; dismember
to mar, expurgate, or damage (a text, book, etc)

1530s, of things; 1560s, of persons; from Latin mutilatus, past participle of mutilare “to cut off, lop off, cut short; maim, mutilate,” from mutilus “maimed” (see mutilation). Technically, to deprive of some principal part, especially by cutting off. Related: Mutilated; mutilating.


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