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Definition of Mutilate


  1. Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
  2. Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.
  3. A cetacean, or a sirenian.
  4. To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc.
  5. To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.

Mutilate Quotations

When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
River Phoenix

When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America.
Warren Beatty

Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Simone Weil

In some places women have all the rights they deserve and in others there are big restrictions - in some countries they even mutilate women.
Michelle Bachelet

I think we have become obsessed with beauty and personally I'm really saddened by the way women mutilate their faces today in search of that.
Halle Berry
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Mutilate Translations

mutilate in French is mutilons, mutilez, mutiler, mutilent
mutilate in Latin is praecido, trunco
mutilate in Spanish is mutilar
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