mutilation

noun
mu·​ti·​la·​tion | \ ˌmyüt-ᵊl-ˈā-shən How to pronounce mutilation (audio) \

Medical Definition of mutilation

1 : deprivation of a limb or essential part especially by excision the mutilation of a body
2 : an instance of mutilating

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