verb (used with object)
Origin of maim
Examples from the Web for maimed
Bodies come back in flag-shrouded coffins, and the living and maimed are hailed as heroes with purpose.
She had a way of convincing sick and maimed people that she was their equal.
One year after the Boston bombing, a maimed survivor faces the choice of amputation.
That attitude extends to fans, a few of whom are killed or maimed each year by flying car parts after a collision.Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?|Kent Sepkowitz|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Had the bomb exploded, scores of New Yorkers likely would have been killed and even more wounded or maimed.Pakistani Taliban Leader Hakeemullah Mehsud Killed In U.S. Drone Strike|Bill Roggio|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most of them were bruised and maimed, presenting a pitiful sight, their limbs lacerated and bleeding.
She herself had suffered—her own life had been maimed, it had had its secret bitterness.The Weavers, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Rosenfeld in weary accents sings to the maimed spirit of the Jewish slums.The Spirit of the Ghetto|Hutchins Hapgood
It feels hurt when a rhythm is maimed or curtailed as if it had been defrauded of due payment.
Gone forever, and in its place he found his maimed and trembling hands, and limbs weakened by starvation as by long fever.The Battle Ground|Ellen Glasgow
Word Origin for maim
c.1300, maimen, from Old French mahaignier "injure, wound, muitilate, cripple, disarm," possibly from Vulgar Latin *mahanare (cf. Provençal mayanhar, Italian magagnare), of unknown origin; or possibly from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *mait- (cf. Old Norse meiða "to hurt," related to mad (adj.)), or from PIE root *mai- "to cut." Related: Maimed; maiming.