Definition Of maim


wound or injure (someone) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.

100,000 soldiers were killed or maimed

Example Of maim

  • Although over 25,000 are killed or maimed each year, we have begun to remove mines worldwide.

  • And I don't think any player goes on the field to deliberately hurt or maim someone.

  • At least 14 have been killed so far and scores more have been maimed and psychologically damaged.

  • Five kids in a week in this country are maimed or killed because of gun accidents in the home.

  • Furthermore, motorists are responsible for killing, injuring and maiming large numbers of other road users - often those not in cars.

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