mutilate


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mutilate

[L. mutilatus, to maim]
To deprive of a limb or a part; to maim or disfigure.
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Chief researcher at mobile security firm, Lookout, Marc Rogers said that although the fingerprint sensors provided greater security, thieves have been known to mutilate victims, and even if they did not cut off fingers, they may become more brutal because of the feature.
I just don't understand how anyone can allow their dogs to go and mutilate another animal.
There is no truth in the news that sharp weapons were used to mutilate the bodies of the soldiers," Kahwagi told reporters after meeting with President Michel Sleiman.