Meaning of maim

maim

Pronunciation: (mām), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to deprive of the use of some part of the body by wounding or the like; cripple: The explosion maimed him for life.
  2. to impair; make essentially defective: The essay was maimed by deletion of important paragraphs.
—n.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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