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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Word of the Day: Maim


Word of the Day: Maim

Maim means to cripple someone. It can also be used generally, where it means to damage something, making it defective.
Workers at drilling sites are surrounded by heavy machinery that can kill or maim in an instant. (USA Today)
Automakers Say Cuts in Duties Would Maim Industry (NY Times)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tidbit. I thought Maim was someone's Auntie.

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