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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Maim v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maimed p. pr. & vb. n. Maiming.]
 1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person in fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
    By the ancient law of England he that maimed any man whereby he lost any part of his body, was sentenced to lose the like part.   --Blackstone.
 2. To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.
    My late maimed limbs lack wonted might.   --Spenser.
    You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To mutilate; mangle; cripple.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: badly injured, perhaps with amputation; "the maimed right
             hand twisted and clutched"- P.B.Kyne; "mutilated
             victims of the rocket attack" [syn: mutilated]
      2: having a part of the body crippled or disabled [syn: mutilated]
      n : people who are wounded; "they had to leave the wounded where
          they fell" [syn: wounded]