- 1mutilate somebody/something to damage someone's body very severely, especially by cutting or tearing off part of it The body had been badly mutilated.
- 2mutilate something to damage something very badly synonym vandalize Intruders slashed and mutilated several paintings.
NAmE//ˈmyut̮lˌeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mutilate
he / she / it mutilates
past simple mutilated
-ing form mutilating
mutilationjump to other results
NAmE//ˌmyut̮lˈeɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] Thousands suffered death or mutilation in the bomb blast.