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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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Officials from the doctors' board and the Nursing Council of Kenya said, however, that no health worker has been reported to the two organisations for mutilating girls in hospitals.
Earlier, Pakistan Army and High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit had rejected the accusation of killing two Indian soldiers and mutilating their bodies at Line of Control.
The statements said that the Indian blame of mutilating Indian soldiers' bodies is also false.
People 'high' on shabu are paranoid and capable of committing extreme acts of violence, like mutilating their victims.
The majority (about 60%) of the respondents' decision to abandon genitally mutilating their daughters was due to experienced sufferings of the mothers (Table 9).
Wong and Morgan, eager to please, dispense with messy things like feelings and fear and crank up the assembly line, mutilating a new body every few minutes.
She first finds relief in mutilating herself with razor blades, but eventually attempts suicide with her mother's antidepressants and a bottle of vodka.
Young criminals are suspected of mutilating pigeons after snatching them from a Midland town centre.
A counselor may be in legal jeopardy for non-disclosure if a student shares mutilating behavior with a counselor and is later seriously injured.
Speaking at a press conference last night,held a week after Mr Prudhoe was last seen alive,police said they had no idea what the motive could be for killing and mutilating him.
The Justice Department has worked hard to portray McConnell as a pleasant moderate who would never think of mutilating the Constitution.