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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maimverb

    injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

    "people were maimed by the explosion"


  1. maimverb

    To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.

    Etymology: maymen, mahaymen, from maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maimverb

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

    Etymology: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]

  2. Maimverb

    to mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair

    Etymology: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]

  3. Maim

    the privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary

    Etymology: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]

  4. Maim

    the privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem

    Etymology: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maim

    mām, n. a bruise: an injury: a lameness: the loss of any essential part.—v.t. to bruise: to disfigure: to injure: to lame or cripple: to render defective.—n. Maim′edness, the state of being maimed or injured. [O. Fr. mehaing, a bruise.]

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  1. I'mma

  2. imam

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAIM in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAIM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of MAIM in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    They're allowed to kill our people, they're allowed to torture and maim our people, they're allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people, and we're not allowed to touch their cultural sites ? It doesn't work that way.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    More thought has to be given to the process and transactions and regulations so that we don’t kill or maim what works.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    As Palestinian terrorists continue to murder and maim Israelis, the Obama administration is spreading malicious falsehoods about the attacks.

  4. Phil Robertson:

    Myanmar's military, and its accomplices in Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government, are taking advantage of the world's distraction with Covid-19 to press forward with military atrocities to try and break the back of the Arakan Army resistance, and they don't care who they kill or maim to do it.

  5. Valerie Amos:

    The government, armed and terrorist groups continue to kill, maim, rape, torture and take Syria to new lows that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, people have become numb to figures that should, every day, shock our collective conscience.

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    • A. attend
    • B. condemn
    • C. blur
    • D. emerge

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