Deturpate De*tur"pate, v. t. [L. deturpare; de + turpare to make ugly, defile, turpis ugly, foul.] To defile; to disfigure. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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  • deturpate — To defile or disfigure …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • deturpate — verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin deturpatus, past participle of deturpare to disfigure, from de from, away + turpare to disfigure, defile, from turpis ugly, foul, shameful more at de , turpitude transitive verb obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

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