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To cut off or damage a limb or other important part of (a person or animal)
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  1. To cut off or damage a limb or other important part of (a person or animal)
  2. To injure severely or disfigure, especially by cutting off tissue or body parts.
  3. To damage or mar (an object):
To mutilate or disfigure by battering, hacking, cutting, or tearing:
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  1. To mutilate or disfigure by battering, hacking, cutting, or tearing:
  2. To ruin or spoil through ineptitude or ignorance:
  3. To mutilate or disfigure by repeatedly and roughly cutting, tearing, hacking, or crushing; lacerate and bruise badly
To make unable or unfit to act, function effectively, etc.; disable
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  1. To make unable or unfit to act, function effectively, etc.; disable
  2. To disable, damage, or impair the functioning of:
  3. To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.
To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
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  1. To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
  2. To deprive of strength or ability; disable.
To deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.
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  1. To deactivate a function of an electronical or mechanical device.
  2. To render unable; to take away an ability of.
  3. (Chiefly of a person) To impair the physical or mental abilities of; to cause a serious, permanent injury.
To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
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  1. To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
  2. Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.
  3. To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar
To cause physical harm to; hurt:
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  1. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
  2. To cause damage to; impair:
  3. To do physical harm or damage to; hurt
To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
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  1. To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
  2. To give harsh, dry coughs
  3. To shape, trim, damage, etc. with or as with rough, sweeping strokes
To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
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  1. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
  2. To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
  3. To shorten or reduce:
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
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  1. To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
  2. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
  3. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges.
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  1. To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges.
  2. To render unqualified or unfit.
  3. To make or declare ineligible; take a right or privilege away from, as of further participation in a sport, for breaking rules
To cause damage to.
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  1. To cause damage to.
  2. To incur damage
To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
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  1. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
  2. To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
  3. To cause injury, damage, or pain
To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
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  1. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
  2. To deprive of essential virility, vigor, or significance by mutilating, expurgating, subjugating, etc.; emasculate
  3. To remove the testicles of; emasculate; geld
To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency.
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  1. To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency.
  2. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
  3. To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
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  1. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
  2. To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
  3. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To mar or impair by a flaw:
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  1. To mar or impair by a flaw:
  2. To mar, as by some flaw or fault; spoil the perfection of
  3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
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  1. To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
  2. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
  3. (Obsolete) To obliterate; destroy.
To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
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  1. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  2. To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
  3. To become bent or twisted out of shape, as wood does in drying
To pull or cut to pieces; separate into parts; divide up or mutilate
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  1. To pull or cut to pieces; separate into parts; divide up or mutilate
  2. To cut, tear, or pull off the limbs of.
  3. To remove the limbs of by cutting or tearing
To destroy or hinder the efficiency of; frustrate:
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  1. To destroy or hinder the efficiency of; frustrate:
  2. A powerful group of muscles at the back of the thigh that arise in the hip and pelvis and insert as strong tendons behind the knee. The hamstring bends the knee and helps to straighten the hip.
  3. To cut the hamstring of (an animal or a person) and thereby cripple.
To disable, damage, or impair the functioning of:
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  1. To disable, damage, or impair the functioning of:
  2. To make unable or unfit to act, function effectively, etc.; disable
  3. To cause to lose the use of a limb or limbs.
To cut, tear, or pull off the limbs of.
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  1. To cut, tear, or pull off the limbs of.
  2. To pull or cut to pieces; separate into parts; divide up or mutilate
  3. To remove the limbs of by cutting or tearing
To damage or mar (an object):
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  1. To damage or mar (an object):
  2. To injure severely or disfigure, especially by cutting off tissue or body parts.
  3. To cut off or damage a limb or other important part of (a person or animal)

Synonym Study

  • To disable is to make incapable of normal physical activity, as by crippling disabled war veterans
  • Mangle implies injury or disfigurement by or as if by repeated tearing, hacking, or crushing his arm was mangled in the press
  • To mutilate is to remove or severely damage a part essential to the completeness of a person or thing, and suggests disfigurement a speech mutilated by censors
  • To cripple is to cause to be legless, armless, or lame in any member crippled by rheumatism
  • Maim implies a severe injury that deprives a person of some bodily member or its use maimed in an auto accident
Find another word for maim. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for maim, like: mutilate, mangle, cripple, incapacitate, disable, disfigure, injure, hack, truncate, impair and disqualify.