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



    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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