mutilate mutilate  /ˈmju tə ˌleɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) destroy or injure severely
  2. (v) alter so as to make unrecognizable
  3. (v) destroy or injure severely

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Usage(s):

  1. First they mutilate you; then they poison you; then they burn you.
  2. Moslem soldiers, in their turn, strip or mutilate the bodies of dead Christian soldiers, tie them to cars and drag them through the streets.
  3. An estimated 2 million Americans purposely cut or burn themselves, break bones or otherwise mutilate themselves.

News

  • More farm animals killed in Butler Co.

    Who - or what - is killing farm animals in Reily Township? Two miniature ponies were found dead Tuesday night less than a mile from the site where 10 farm animals were killed or mutilated four weeks ago.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: WCPO Cincinnati

Quotes

  1. In November, François Fillon, the prime minister, called the draft law "a national cause" and said it would allow the authorities to deal with "the most insidious situations, which don't leave a mark to the naked eye but can mutilate the...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Francois Fillon Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "The mind-set of those who torture, mutilate or intentionally harm an animal and derives pleasure doing so is a frightening mind-set," said Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline.
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Phill Kline Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "If you held a woman's vagina sacred, if you held a woman sacred, you couldn't murder her or rape her or mutilate her or hurt her," Ensler said, referring to domestic violence and other crimes, including genital mutilation of women in Africa.
    on May 9, 2006 By: Eve Ensler Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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