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Meaning of “maim” - Learner’s Dictionary

maim

verb [T]     /meɪm/
to injure someone permanently: Thousands of innocent people have been killed or maimed by landmines.Injuring and injuries
Translations of “maim”
in Vietnamese thương tật…
in Spanish mutilar, lisiar…
in Thai ทำให้บาดเจ็บสาหัส…
in Malaysian cacat teruk…
in French estropié…
in German verstümmeln…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)殘廢…
in Indonesian mencederai…
in Russian калечить…
in Turkish sakatlamak, sakat bırakmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)成残废…
in Polish okaleczyć…
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