Wound or injure (a person or animal) so that part of the body is permanently damaged: 100,000 soldiers were killed or maimed
More example sentences
- And I don't think any player goes on the field to deliberately hurt or maim someone.
- The last thing I needed was to be maimed by a wild animal two hours before my birthday.
- He then claims he will permanently maim the younger man - one fears the worst - but, in fact, does no such thing.
Middle English: from Old French mahaignier, of unknown origin.