verb (used with object), mu·ti·lat·ed, mu·ti·lat·ing.
Origin of mutilate
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Example sentences from the Web for self-mutilation
The pine-tree appears in the myth as the tree under which Attis committed his act of self-mutilation.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen
Sometimes the animal throws off an arm to escape capture, and self-mutilation also occurs where unfavorable conditions exist.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Punishments for self-mutilation are the order of the day, and innumerable men are being severely punished.A German deserter's war experience|Anonymous
It is the marring of the divine image, the ruin of the glorious temple, the self-mutilation and suicide of the immortal soul.
They could reach their position only by pledging and keeping up unceasing and awful self-deprivation and self-mutilation.The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis