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synonyms for mutilate

  • amputate
  • butcher
  • cripple
  • deface
  • disable
  • disfigure
  • dismember
  • distort
  • hack
  • injure
  • mangle
  • ravage
  • adulterate
  • batter
  • bowdlerize
  • crush
  • expurgate
  • hurt
  • lacerate
  • lame
  • mar
  • scratch
  • spoil
  • weaken
  • cut to pieces
  • cut up
  • hash up
  • mess up
See also synonyms for: mutilated / mutilation / unmutilated

antonyms for mutilate

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  • adorn
  • aid
  • assist
  • beautify
  • cure
  • decorate
  • enable
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • mend
  • ornament
  • build up
  • repair
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How to use mutilate in a sentence

After the man’s body was recovered, his mutilated left leg probably detached and was placed on his chest when he was buried, the researchers say.
A PARTIAL SKELETON REVEALS THE WORLD’S OLDEST KNOWN SHARK ATTACKBRUCE BOWERJULY 23, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The thing with translators is that you have to cut off the oratory, mutilate the ideas to give them time to do their work.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
False rumors swirled that Hughes had mutilated Pearl Farlow’s throat and breasts, sending the mob into a murderous rage.
IN TEXAS, A STRUGGLE TO MEMORIALIZE A BRUTAL LYNCHING AS RESISTANCE GROWS TO TEACHING HISTORICAL RACISMSYDNEY TRENTJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Their world, like Paul’s, was full of monsters determined to abuse, kidnap and mutilate kids.
RAND PAUL’S IGNORANT QUESTIONING OF RACHEL LEVINE SHOWED WHY WE NEED HER IN GOVERNMENTMONICA HESSEFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With cynical cruelty, he set himself to insult, to undermine, to mutilate it.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
It would not mutilate and disfigure the body, for it is a sacred temple, to be made beautiful and attractive.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
You mutilate my brain with your clumsy pincers—you put your claws into my thoughts and tear them to pieces!
CREDITORS; PARIAHAUGUST STRINDBERG
Not only does the censorship mutilate literary works, but it often suffocates the inspiration of the author.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
This dispatch, too, the House of Commons took care to mutilate before sending it to the press.
THE DIGGER MOVEMENT IN THE DAYS OF THE COMMONWEALTHLEWIS H. BERENS
At times men tear their hair, cut their flesh or even mutilate their limbs for life.
THE ROMANTIC SETTLEMENT OF LORD SELKIRK'S COLONISTSGEORGE BRYCE
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WORDS RELATED TO MUTILATE

  • caponize
  • castrate
  • change
  • desexualize
  • emasculate
  • fix
  • geld
  • mutilate
  • neuter
  • spay
  • unsex
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