Disfigurement Dis*fig"ure*ment, n. 1. Act of disfiguring, or state of being disfigured; deformity. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That which disfigures; a defacement; a blot. [1913 Webster]

Uncommon expressions . . . are a disfigurement rather than any embellishment of discourse. --Hume. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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