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1. mutilation

noun. ['ˌmjuːtəˈleɪʃən'] an injury that causes disfigurement or that deprives you of a limb or other important body part.

Synonyms

  • dismemberment
  • taking apart
  • injury

Antonyms

  • service

Etymology

  • mutilatio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Mutilation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word mutilation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Is declawing a lifesaving surgery or unnecessary mutilation?

Quotes containing the word mutilation


1. When the body escaped mutilation, seldom did the heart go to the grave unscarred.
- Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room

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