Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mutilate

3 senses of mutilate

Sense 1
mutilate, mangle, cut up -- (destroy or injure severely; "The madman mutilates art work")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

Sense 2
mangle, mutilate, murder -- (alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language")
       => falsify, distort, garble, warp -- (make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story)

Sense 3
mutilate, mar -- (destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies")
       => maim -- (injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion")

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