Spoil the appearance of: litter disfigures the countryside (as adjective disfiguring) a disfiguring birthmark
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- 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.
late Middle English: from Old French desfigurer, based on Latin figura 'figure'.
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- 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.
Pronunciation: /dɪsˌfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n, dɪsˌfɪɡə-/noun