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 for mutilate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutilate \Mu"ti*late\, a. [L. mutilatus, p. p. of mutilare to
     mutilate, fr. mutilus maimed; cf. Gr. ?, ?. Cf. Mutton.]
     1. Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
        --Sir T. Browne.
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     2. (Zool.) Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of
        legs, as a cetacean.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutilate \Mu"ti*late\, n. (Zool.)
     A cetacean, or a sirenian.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutilate \Mu"ti*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mutilated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Mutilating.]
     1. To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim;
        to cripple; to disfigure; to hack; as, to mutilate the
        body, a statue, etc.
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     2. To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render
        imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.
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              Among the mutilated poets of antiquity, there is
              none whose fragments are so beautiful as those of
              Sappho.                               --Addison.
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     Mutilated gear, Mutilated wheel (Mach.), a gear wheel
        from a portion of whose periphery the cogs are omitted. It
        is used for giving intermittent movements.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: destroy or injure severely; "The madman mutilates art work"
           [syn: mutilate, mangle, cut up]
      2: alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered
         the French language" [syn: mangle, mutilate, murder]
      3: destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies" [syn:
         mutilate, mar]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "mutilate":
     abrade, abscind, alter, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, bark,
     blemish, bloody, bob, break, burn, butcher, castrate, chafe,
     change, check, chip, claw, clip, crack, craze, cripple, crop, cull,
     cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, damage, deface, defoliate, deform,
     denude, desexualize, destroy, disable, disfigure, dismember,
     disproportion, dock, draw and quarter, eliminate, enucleate,
     eradicate, except, excise, exclude, extinguish, extirpate, fix,
     flay, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, geld, hurt,
     incise, injure, isolate, knock off, lacerate, lame, lop, maim,
     make mincemeat of, mangle, mar, maul, mayhem, misshape, neuter,
     nip, pare, peel, pick out, pick to pieces, pierce, prune,
     pull apart, puncture, rend, rip, rip off, root out, ruin, rule out,
     run, rupture, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch,
     scuff, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, shred, skin, slash,
     slit, spoil, sprain, stab, stamp out, stick, strain, strike off,
     strip, strip off, take apart, take off, take out, tear, tear apart,
     tear off, tear to pieces, tear to tatters, traumatize, truncate,
     unsex, vandalize, wipe out, wound, wrench

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