Definition of mutilation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    mutilation

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable, countable]
     
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  1. 1severe damage to somebody's body, especially when part of it is cut or torn off; the act of causing such damage Thousands suffered death or mutilation in the bomb blast.
  2. 2severe damage to something; the act of causing severe damage to something a deliberate mutilation of the truth

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