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mutilation
American English: /ˌmjudlˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˌmjuːt(ɪ)ˈleɪʃn/

Translation of mutilation in Spanish:

noun

uncountable and countable
  • Example sentences
    • Scientists from a foreign power could be involved, performing the mutilations for analysis.
    • Mutilation was used throughout medieval and early-modern Europe to inscribe punishment publicly upon the body.
    • Their reasoning is that some local societies follow practices that violate human rights, such as female genital mutilation and other violations of the right against gender discrimination.

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