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maim

(mām) [ME. maymen, to cripple]
1. To injure seriously; to disable.
2. To deprive of the use of a part, such as an arm or leg.
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The sovereign right to maim implicates all of the other vectors at once--make die and make live (because disablement can be productively harnessed into rehabilitation) as well as let live and let die, or what Lauren Berlant has dubbed 'slow death'.
A large portion of Grizzly's 100% owned MAIM potash permits exist in close proximity to or directly contain areas that are underlain by potash bearing beds within the uppermost portion of the Prairie Evaporite Formation.
He said: "It was a very serious attempt to maim or kill police officers and it was very serious attempt to maim or kill innocent people walking down that street.
Mr Baggot said: "It was a very serious attempt to maim or kill police officers and it was very serious attempt to maim or kill innocent people.
1 : to destroy or cut off a necessary part (as a limb) : maim
You need to clarify; do we in fact actually "slap & kick," "punch or slap," "beat a naked man while freezing him," "crush a man's fingers," "crush testicles of children," or commit any other acts that would maim, deform, or cause excruciating pain?
They're a machine that manufactures carnage--they kill, maim, burn, bomb, and destroy at the command of debased, corrupted politicians like Bush 2, Kerry, Clinton, and Bush 1.
Frazier had a sign that on one side said, "Shock & Awe" = "Maim & Murder" and on the other, "Indict Bush--Crimes Against Humanity."
Having researched and written about Christian martyrs, I find it disconcerting to see the word appropriated by those who maim and kill in order to "witness," which is what martyr means.
First-person-shooter video games, those that require players to kill or maim enemies or monsters, directly improve visual attention skills, according to a story in The New York Times.
Alleged members of a terrorist organization were charged with various violent crimes, including conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to kill, maim, or injure persons in a foreign country, and conspiracy to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization.
Futterman & Associates (RKF) has arranged 10-year lease renewal on behalf of leading athletic footwear and apparul rutailer Footlocker for a new 2,731-SF stom at The New Manhattan Maim the Herald Square area of the New York City borough.