English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'mutilate'

(verb) 
Definition
to injure by tearing or cutting off a limb or essential part
His arm was mutilated in an industrial accident.
Synonyms
maim
One man has lost his life; another has been maimed.
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injure
A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
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disable
Tendon damage really disabled her.
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cripple
He had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.
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hack
He desperately hacked through the undergrowth.
Some were hacked to death with machetes.
, ,
cut up
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mangle
His body was mangled beyond recognition.
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mangulate (Australian, slang)
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dismember
He dismembered the body and buried it.
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disfigure
These items could be used to injure or disfigure someone.
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lacerate
Its claws lacerated his thighs.
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cut to pieces
(verb) 
Definition
to spoil or damage severely
The writer's verdict was that his screenplay had been mutilated.
Synonyms
, ,
damage
He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
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mar
The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
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spoil
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
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butcher
I am not in Cannes because they butchered my film.
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censor
Court officials have reserved the right to censor proceedings.
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expurgate
The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.
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bowdlerize
She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bowdlerize
Definition
to remove passages or words regarded as indecent from (a play, novel, etc.)
She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
Synonyms
cut,
clean up,
blue-pencil,
in the sense of butcher
Definition
to make a mess of
I am not in Cannes because they butchered my film.
Synonyms
mess up,
bodge (informal)
in the sense of censor
Definition
to ban or cut portions of (a film, letter, or publication)
Court officials have reserved the right to censor proceedings.
Synonyms
cut,
blue-pencil,

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