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Definitions of mutilation

  1. an injury that deprives you of a limb or other important body part Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of mutilating, or the state of being mutilated; deprivation of a limb or of an essential part. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Act of mutilating: deprivation of a limb or essential part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The act of mutilating; a maimed state. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Loss of an essential part of a structure; amputation. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for mutilation

  1. Life itself was somewhat safer from intentional destruction than it was in medieval Rome during a faction war- though the Roman murderer was more like to pay for his deed- but death or mutilation beneath the wheels lay in ambush at every crossing. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  2. You say it wuz from motives of philanthropy and justice; you drag us, the people, out of peaceful, happy homes to leave all we love, to face mutilation agony and death; you say your cause wuz just, I say it is a war of revenge- a war of conquest." – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley