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

 mu·ti·late /ˈmjutḷˌet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mu·ti·late /ˈmjutḷˌet/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mu·ti·late a.
 1. Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
 2. Zool. Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mu·ti·late, n. Zool. A cetacean, or a sirenian.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.
    Among the mutilated poets of antiquity, there is none whose fragments are so beautiful as those of Sappho.   --Addison.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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