Antonyms for mutilate
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : myoot-l-eyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈmyut lˌeɪt|
Definition of mutilateOrigin :
- 1530s, of things; 1560s, of persons; from Latin mutilatus, past participle of mutilare "to cut off, lop off, cut short; maim, mutilate," from mutilus "maimed" (see mutilation). Technically, to deprive of some principal part, especially by cutting off. Related: Mutilated; mutilating.
- verb maim, damage
- With cynical cruelty, he set himself to insult, to undermine, to mutilate it.
- Extract from : « The Child of Pleasure » by Gabriele D'Annunzio
- If we wrong it, and despise it, we mutilate the divine in ourselves.
- Extract from : « Marriage la mode » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
- But that herd belongs to the lawyer, and I've taught him, now, to mutilate our horses.
- Extract from : « Columba » by Prosper Merimee
- Care should be taken not to mutilate trees in taking these specimens.
- Extract from : « Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study » by Ontario Ministry of Education
- The passage is too long to quote, and it would be unfair to mutilate it.
- Extract from : « Studies of Contemporary Poets » by Mary C. Sturgeon
- Do not stir them and mutilate them with a spoon, but turn them into a colander and drain.
- Extract from : « Housekeeping in Old Virginia » by Marion Cabell Tyree
- What if she maim and mutilate all the animals in her Noah's Ark?
- Extract from : « Folly as It Flies » by Fanny Fern
- Do not cut off heads, ears, or noses, or mutilate in any way.
- Extract from : « Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting » by William T. Hornaday
- But if she could not bear the idea of becoming ugly, she could at least mutilate herself.
- Extract from : « Myths of the Rhine » by X. B. Saintine
- Thus man's hand permits him to improve or mutilate his body.
- Extract from : « The Natural Philosophy of Love » by Remy de Gourmont
Synonyms for mutilate
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