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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Mr Justice Newman, sitting at the High Court in London, said Watkins asserted that, under the European Convention on Human Rights, "he has the right to mutilate himself with razor blades to the extent of cutting to the muscle, and that the (Home Secretary) is legally bound to facilitate that mutilation by providing him with hygienic razor blades and sterile first-aid equipment".
You carried out a frenzied attack causing him life threatening injuries and then returned to mutilate him with a knife while he was unconscious on the floor.
Several apps have appeared allowing users to snap and then mutilate a photo of their bosses, using virtual weapons ranging from axes and machine guns to knives and blocks of wood.
A provision added to the code imposes a fine and/or imprisonment of up to 20 years for "whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence" an investigation or proceeding by a federal department or agency or any case filed in bankruptcy.