Mutilate Mu"ti*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mutilated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mutilating}.] 1. To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to disfigure; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero. [1913 Webster]

Among the mutilated poets of antiquity, there is none whose fragments are so beautiful as those of Sappho. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Mutilated gear}, {Mutilated wheel} (Mach.), a gear wheel from a portion of whose periphery the cogs are omitted. It is used for giving intermittent movements. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mutilated — adj. 1. badly injured, perhaps with amputation or permanent disfigurement; as, mutilated victims of the rocket attack. Syn: maimed. [WordNet 1.5] 3. damaged, often deliberately; of compositions; as, a mutilated text. Opposite of {undamaged} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mutilated — index broken (fractured), defective, imperfect, marred Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mutilated — [adj] dismembered amputated, disfigured, maimed, mangled, marred; concepts 137,246,250 …   New thesaurus

  • mutilated — adj. Mutilated is used with these nouns: ↑body, ↑corpse …   Collocations dictionary

  • mutilated — un·mutilated; …   English syllables

  • mutilated — Synonyms and related words: aggravated, bandy, bandy legged, blemished, bloated, bowlegged, broken, burned, burst, busted, butchered, castrated, checked, chipped, cleft, cloven, club footed, cracked, crazed, cut, cut short, damaged, defaced,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mutilated — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. garbled, disfigured, distorted, castrated, maimed, mangled, dismembered, truncated, amputated, butchered, excised, defaced, dislimbed; see also deformed , twisted 1 , weakened . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …   English dictionary for students

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  • mutilated — adj 1. dismembered, disjointed, torn limb from limb; dislimbed, amputated, cut or chopped or hacked or lopped off, removed; detruncated, (of a tail) docked, bobbed, trimmed; dissected, anatomized, vivisected, skeletonized, cut up. 2. mangled,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mutilated — adjective having a part of the body crippled or disabled • Syn: ↑maimed • Similar to: ↑unfit …   Useful english dictionary

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