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Noun mutilation has 1 sense
  1. mutilation - an injury that deprives you of a limb or other important body part
    --1 is a kind of
    injury, accidental injury
    --1 has particulars: dismemberment, taking apart
    Derived forms: verb mutilate1, verb mutilate3

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Mutilations refer to the act of intentionally causing severe damage or injury to a body part, usually resulting in its deformity or disfigurement.


  1. Noun: The intentional or unintentional act of disfiguring or damaging a body part.
  2. Plural noun: A collective term for various deliberate or accidental disfigurements inflicted on humans or animals.



In popular culture, there are numerous references to mutilations in horror movies, where graphic depictions of body part removal or damage are shown to create a sense of fear and shock among viewers.

Example: The movie showcased horrifying mutilations, ensuring the audience's heart raced with fear throughout.


In certain regions, mutilations have unfortunately been used as a means of punishment or as a practice with cultural or religious significance. These instances often involve intentional disfigurement or removal of specific body parts.

Example: The tribal ritual involved scarification, or deliberate mutilations to mark one's allegiance to the community.

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