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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Writing the secret shame incurred in therapy into the cutting act only heightens the self-loathing that helps generate mutilative behavior.
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." (108) The state would compensate the owners of excavated land for actual losses to current use or development value, but not for historic or scientific values.
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.