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      vb   tr  
1    to deprive of a limb, essential part, etc.; maim; dismember  
2    to mar, expurgate, or damage (a text, book, etc)  
     (C16: from Latin mutilare to cut off; related to mutilus maimed)  
  mutilation      n  
  mutilative      adj  
  mutilator      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    amputate, butcher, cripple, cut to pieces, cut up, damage, disable, disfigure, dismember, hack, injure, lacerate, lame, maim, mangle  
2    adulterate, bowdlerize, butcher, censor, cut, damage, distort, expurgate, hack, mar, spoil  

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