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Definition of maim verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    maim somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they maim
    he / she / it maims
    past simple maimed
    -ing form maiming
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  1. 1to injure someone seriously, causing permanent damage to their body synonym incapacitate
  2. 2 Hundreds of people are killed or maimed in car accidents every week.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: maim