Synonyms of mutilate
1 maimDictionary • He tortured and mutilated six young men.
maim • One man has lost his life; another has been maimed.
injure • A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
disable • Tendon damage really disabled her.
cripple • He had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.
hack • He desperately hacked through the undergrowth.
mangle • His body was mangled beyond recognition.
mangulate (Australian, slang)
dismember • He dismembered her, hiding parts of her body in the cellar.
disfigure • These items could be used to injure or disfigure someone.
lacerate • Its claws lacerated his thighs.
cut to pieces
2 distortDictionary • The writer's verdict was that his screenplay had been mutilated.
damage • He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
mar • The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
spoil • It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
butcher • I am not in Cannes because they butchered my film.
censor • Most TV companies tend to censor bad language in feature films.
expurgate • The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.
bowdlerize • She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
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bowdlerizeTo bowdlerize a book or film means to take parts of it out before publishing it or showing it.
• She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
• I am not in Cannes because they butchered my film.
censorIf someone in authority censors a book, play, or film, they officially examine it and cut out any parts that are considered to be immoral or inappropriate.
• Most TV companies tend to censor bad language in feature films.
Thesaurus for mutilate from the Collins English Thesaurus