What does the word mutilate mean?

Usage examples for mutilate

  1. Mutilate their fair bodies so that they will be unseemly when they are found by the husband or father. – The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon by Newell Dwight Hillis
  2. A man may sadly mutilate his own soul. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe