Mutilate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmjuːtɪleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word mutilate
Brit.  |ˈmjuːtɪleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word mutilate
- destroy or injure severely (syn: cut up, mangle)
The madman mutilates art work
- alter so as to make unrecognizable (syn: mangle, murder)
- destroy or injure severely (syn: mar)
mutilated bodies

Examples

...was lucky not to be mutilated in the car crash...

The bodies are reported to have been mutilated beyond recognition.

The prisoners had been tortured and mutilated.

The sculpture was badly mutilated in the late eighteenth century.

The madman mutilates art work

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: mutilate
he/she/it: mutilates
present participle: mutilating
past tense: mutilated
past participle: mutilated
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