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Meaning of mutilate

mu•ti•late

Pronunciation: (myt'l-āt"), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
  1. to injure, disfigure, or make imperfect by removing or irreparably damaging parts: Vandals mutilated the painting.
  2. to deprive (a person or animal) of a limb or other essential part.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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