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maim

 
 
pronunciation:
meIm
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part of speech: verb
inflections: maims, maiming, maimed
definition: to hurt badly by destroying a part of the body or making it useless.
Many soldiers were maimed in the war.
synonyms:
cripple, disable, hobble, lame, mutilate
similar words:
amputate, disfigure
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