Definition of disfigurement in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈfɪɡəm(ə)nt/


[mass noun]
1The action of spoiling the appearance of something or someone; defacement: the disfigurement of this very pleasant area
More example sentences
  • Chang first came to Taiwan in 1992 to receive treatment for disfigurement caused by the disease.
  • Left untreated, skin cancer can cause disfigurement or death.
  • Their disfigurement has become a sign of Maori protest.
defacement, spoiling, scarring, mutilation, damage, damaging, vandalizing, ruin
blemish, flaw, defect, imperfection, discoloration, blotch;
scar, pockmark;
deformity, malformation, misshapenness, irregularity, abnormality, injury, wound;
ugliness, unsightliness
technical stigma
1.1Something which spoils the appearance of someone or something; a blemish: a severe facial disfigurement
More example sentences
  • Nobody has poor teeth or ugly hair or physical disfigurement of any kind.
  • Two years later we adopted a girl who had a slight facial disfigurement.
  • Your GP can prescribe camouflage creams to mask disfigurement of the skin.

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