Pronunciation: (mām),[key] —v.t. 1. to deprive of the use of some part of the body by wounding or the like; cripple: The explosion maimed him for life. 2. to impair; make essentially defective: The essay was maimed by deletion of important paragraphs.
—n.Obs. 1. a physical injury, esp. a loss of a limb.
2. an injury or defect; blemish; lack.