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mutilate
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
severely injure or damage — for example by cutting up
  • The Japanese turned on civilians, engaging in killing contests, raping tens of thousands of people, mutilating and crucifying them, and provoking dogs to maul them.
    p. 88.7
  • Fascinated by suffering, he forced sick and injured captives to come to him for "treatment," then tortured and mutilated them while quizzing them on their pain, his mouth curved in a moist smile.
    p. 196.4
  • Also convicted was Sueharu Kitamura—"the Quack"—who had mutilated his patients, bludgeoned Harris, and contributed to the deaths of four captives, including one who was carried from Ofuna at the war's end, hours from death, crying out "Quack" over and over again.
    p. 356.6

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