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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Maim \Maim\ (m[=a]m), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Maimed} (m[=a]md);p. pr. & vb. n. {Maiming}.] [OE. maimen, OF. mahaignier, mehaignier, meshaignier, cf. It. magagnare, LL. mahemiare, mahennare; perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. mac'ha[~n]a to mutilate, m[=a]c'ha to crowd, press; or cf. OHG. mang[=o]n to lack, perh. akin to E. mangle to lacerate. Cf. {Mayhem}.]

1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person in fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.

By the ancient law of England he that maimed any man whereby he lost any part of his body, was sentenced to lose the like part. --Blackstone.

2. To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.

My late maimed limbs lack wonted might. --Spenser.

You maimed the jurisdiction of all bishops. --Shak.

Syn: To mutilate; mangle; cripple.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

maimed

adjective

1: having a part of the body crippled or disabled [syn: {maimed}, {mutilated}]

noun

1: people who are wounded; "they had to leave the wounded where they fell" [syn: {wounded}, {maimed}]


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