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Definition of "mutilating" []

  • Present participle of mutilate. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mutilating" in a sentence
  • "Charlemagne, the abbots indulged themselves in mutilating their monks, or putting out their eyes; a punishment much less cruel than the tremendous vade in pace (the subterraneous dungeon or sepulchre) which was afterwards invented."
  • "I'd sure like to pretend that I can't understand why apparently well-adjusted women find the idea of mutilating a man's genitals defensible."
  • "It had been suggested to cut it into pieces, of which each should carry one off under his shirt, or else to bury it at the foot of a tree, so noting the locality in memory that they might be able to come and disinter it at some future day; but the idea of mutilating the flag, or burying it like a corpse, affected them too painfully, and they were considering if they might not preserve it in some other manner."
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