Definition of Mutilation

1. Noun. An injury that causes disfigurement or that deprives you of a limb or other important body part.

Generic synonyms: Accidental Injury, Injury
Specialized synonyms: Dismemberment, Taking Apart
Derivative terms: Mutilate, Mutilate

Definition of Mutilation

1. n. The act of mutilating, or the state of being mutilated; deprivation of a limb or of an essential part.

Definition of Mutilation

1. Noun. The act of mutilating or the state of being mutilated ¹

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Definition of Mutilation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mutilation

1. Disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body. Origin: L. Mutilatio, fr. Mutilo, pp. -atus, to maim (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mutilation

muti murder
muti murders
mutilating keratoderma
mutilating leprosy
mutilation (current term)

Literary usage of Mutilation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"Self-mutilation, suicide attempts, and suicides are far too common in prison. ... Self-mutilation We were not able to find any national or state-wide ..."

2. Moral problems in hospital practice by Patrick A. Finney (1922)
"SECTION V mutilation In this section are treated questions which involve the ... mutilation may be defined as the removal of some member requisite for the ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"A canon on bodily mutilation similar to the Nicene one was enacted by the ... It thus appears that this most serious form of mutilation, so long as it was ..."

4. Genetics; an Introduction to the Study of Heredity by Herbert Eugene Walter (1922)
"The feet of Chinese women of certain classes have for centuries been mutilated into deformity by bandaging, without the mutilation in any way becoming an ..."

5. An Institute of the Law of Scotland: In Four Books : in the Order of Sir by John Erskine, George Mackenzie, James Ivory (1828)
"The crimes directed against a man's limbs, or the other members of his body, without any intention of killing, are chiefly mutilation, ..."

6. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1898)
"Tke Librarian begs every friend of the Library to aid kim in detecting and bringing to condign punishment any person guilty of such mutilation," EW ..."

7. Shattered Lives: Sexual Violence During the Rwandan Genocide and Its Aftermath by Human Rights Watch/Africa, Africa Human Rights Watch (1996)
"She has taken the baby to see her family, but has never taken the baby to his family.00 Rape and mutilation Often the rape of women was accompanied or ..."

8. Commentaries on the Law of Wills: Embracing Execution, Interpretation and by John E. Alexander (1917)
"What mutilation Constitutes Revocation: Surreptitious Preservation of Fragments. A common method of revoking wills is by obliteration, mutilation, ..."

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