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English definition of “mutilate”

mutilate

verb [T]    /ˈmju·təlˌeɪt/
to damage very seriously, esp. by violently removing a part mutilation    /ˌmju·təlˈeɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] Creatures living in the woods were blamed for the mutilation of animals in the village.
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