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deform

de·form

deform

 
 
pronunciation:
dih form
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deformed, deforming, deforms
definition 1: to damage or distort the shape or form of; misshape; mutilate.
similar words:
disfigure, distort, mutilate, torture
definition 2: to spoil the appearance of; make unsightly or ugly.
similar words:
disfigure
definition 3: to alter the shape of, as by pressure; transform.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become deformed.
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derivations: deformative (adj.), deformer (n.)
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