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[ meym ]SEE DEFINITION OF maim

Synonyms for maim

  • castrate
  • disable
  • disfigure
  • dismember
  • hack
  • harm
  • impair
  • incapacitate
  • injure
  • mangle
  • maul
  • mutilate
  • wound
  • batter
  • blemish
  • break
  • crush
  • damage
  • deface
  • disqualify
  • gimp
  • hamstring
  • hog-tie
  • hurt
  • lame
  • mar
  • massacre
  • spoil
  • truncate
  • warp
  • mayhem
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Antonyms for maim

  • aid
  • assist
  • cure
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • improve
  • mend
  • adorn
  • allow
  • beautify
  • decorate
  • embellish
  • ornament
  • repair
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAIM

The fall would not kill him—it would only bruise and maim him.

Why, they will have had time to maim the man for life in those four days!

When the savage desires to rob you, he may attempt to strangle and maim you.

A drunken vagabond cannot maim his wife but all England must know all about it.

Indeed, I would decline to do so even to save my own, but I should have no objection to maim.

In the ring he struck to hurt, struck to maim, struck to destroy; but there was no animus in it.

The indictment charged him with assault with intent to maim.

Do you wish to kill or 39 maim us both before it is necessary?

What if she maim and mutilate all the animals in her Noah's Ark?

We will beat him, and put him in our stocks, and maim his cattle.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, maimen, from Old French mahaignier "injure, wound, muitilate, cripple, disarm," possibly from Vulgar Latin *mahanare (cf. Provençal mayanhar, Italian magagnare), of unknown origin; or possibly from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *mait- (cf. Old Norse meiða "to hurt," related to mad (adj.)), or from PIE root *mai- "to cut." Related: Maimed; maiming.

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Mars

verbhurt, damage
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