Definition of disfigure in English:

disfigure

Syllabification: dis·fig·ure
Pronunciation: /disˈfiɡyər
 
/

verb

[with object]
Spoil the attractiveness of: litter disfigures the countryside (as adjective disfiguring) a disfiguring birthmark
More example sentences
  • We'll see if any horribly disfiguring scars turn up later.
  • Those children who did survive suffered from disfiguring deformities.
  • The roadside can be beautiful with the fresh green of the grass, until it is disfigured by some vandals as they pass.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French desfigurer, based on Latin figura 'figure'.

Derivatives

disfiguration

Pronunciation: /-ˌfiɡyəˈrāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • And it can cause disfiguration when done carelessly, bringing both mental and economic damage to the customer.
  • Do they suffer from receding hair, facial scars or other disfigurations?
  • Workers are fully exposed to chemical toxins and hazardous machines, and suffer sickness, disfiguration, and death at the highest rates in world history.

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