|Origin:||, past participle of mutilare, from mutilus 'mutilated'|
to severely and violently damage someone's body, especially by cutting or removing part of it:
The prisoners had been tortured and mutilated.
extra protection for mental patients who might mutilate themselves
to damage or change something so much that it is completely spoiled:
The sculpture was badly mutilated in the late eighteenth century.
—mutilation noun [uncountable and countable]