Definition of deform in English:


Line breaks: de¦form
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfɔːm


[with object]



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  • Six airbags, state of the art four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and deformable roof lining all work to protect cabin occupants.
  • The software recognizes deformable surfaces and allows up to seven per cent wheelspin, because sometimes you need to let the tires dig into snow or sand just a little bit to gain traction.
  • Each vehicle is fully deformable, with impacts on individual parts of the chassis giving rise to lost doors, dented bodywork and smashed windscreens.


late Middle English: from Old French desformer, via medieval Latin from Latin deformare, from de- (expressing reversal) + forma 'a shape'.

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