Pronunciation: (mām), [key]
1. to deprive of the use of some part of the body by wounding or the like; cripple: The explosion maimed him for life.
2. to impair; make essentially defective: The essay was maimed by deletion of important paragraphs.
1. a physical injury, esp. a loss of a limb.
2. an injury or defect; blemish; lack.
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