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mangle

noun

1 mangle

Clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers.

Polish: magiel, maglownica



verb

1 mangle

Press with a mangle.

Roget 255: smooth, smoothen; plane; file; mow, shave; level, roll; macadamize; polish, burnish, calender, glaze; iron, ... show more

2 mangle

Injure badly by beating.

synonym: maul.

3 mangle

Alter so as to make unrecognizable.

synonyms: murder, mutilate.

4 mangle

Destroy or injure severely.

synonyms: cut up, mutilate.

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Dutch: mutileren, verminken, verscheuren


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: bung up, butcher, calender, contort, cripple, crush, cut, damage, deface, defoliate, deform, denude, destroy, disfigure, dismember, distort, draw and quarter, flay, hack, hot-press ... show more.

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