Maim

Definition of Maim

Pronunciation: mām
v. t.1.To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person in fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
[imp. & p. p. Maimed (māmd);p. pr. & vb. n. Maiming.]
2.To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.
n.1.The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
2.The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem.

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