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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The secrecy surrounding sexuality became conflated with the secrecy of sexual abuse, and the pressure I sensed to keep this secret culminated in my mutilative act.
For example, in France, the state holds the right to control all future excavation of antiquities, thereby providing "a barrier against both destructive or mutilative behavior by landowners and against extortionate economic demands, and permit[ing] to government researchers a right of temporary occupation for purposes of study and preservation.
Oedipus's augured destiny is to be the death of his father and this prophecy, together with Laius' mutilative, infanticidal response, sets in place the events of Oedipus's life.