Pronunciation: (myOOt'l-āt"), [key]
—v.t., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to injure, disfigure, or make imperfect by removing or irreparably damaging parts: Vandals mutilated the painting.
2. to deprive (a person or animal) of a limb or other essential part.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.