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  • 1 Deform — Deform …

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  • 2 deform — deform, distort, contort, warp mean to mar or spoil a person s or thing s appearance, character, true nature, or development by or as if by twisting. Deform is the least specific of these terms in its implications; sometimes, it carries no… …

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  • 3 Deform — De*form , a. [L. deformis; de + forma form: cf. OF. deforme, F. difforme. Cf. {Difform}.] Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sight so deform what heart of rock could long Dry eyed behold? Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Deform — De*form , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deformed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deforming}.] [L. deformare; de + formare to form, shape, fr. forma: cf. F. d[ e]former. See {Form}.] 1. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 5 deform — [dē fôrm′, difôrm′] vt. [ME deformen < OFr deformer < L deformare < de , from + forma, FORM] 1. to impair the form or shape of 2. to make ugly; disfigure 3. Physics to change the shape of by pressure or stress vi. to become deformed SYN …

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  • 6 Deform — (v. lat.), ungestaltet, häßlich; daher Deformiren, verunstalten, entstellen; Deformität, jede von der normalen abweichende Bildung des Körpers od. eines Theiles desselben, ursprünglich (Bildungsfehler) od. später durch Verletzung, Krankheit od.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Deform — (lat.), von abweichender Form, mißgestaltet; deformieren, in der Form verändern, verunstalten; über Deformationen in der Physik s. Elastizität und Plastizität; über mineralogische und geologische Deformationen s. Metamorphismus. In der Botanik… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Defórm — (lat.), mißgestaltet; Deformation, Entstellung, Verunstaltung; deformieren, verunstalten. Deformitäten, Mißgestaltungen des Körpers …

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  • 9 Deform — Deform, lat., mißgestaltet; Deformation, Verunstaltung; deformiren, verunstalten, entstellen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 deform — index camouflage, contort, damage, deface, denature, disorganize, distort, mutilate, spoil ( …

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  • 11 deform — c.1400, to disfigure, from O.Fr. deformer (13c.), from L. deformare put out of shape, disfigure, from de (see DE (Cf. de )) + formare (see FORM (Cf. form)). Related: Deformed; deforming …

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  • 12 deform — [v] distort, disfigure batter, blemish, buckle, contort, cripple, damage, deface, flaw, gnarl, grimace, impair, injure, knot, maim, malform, mangle, mar, misshape, mutilate, ruin, skew, spoil, twist, warp, wince; concepts 246,250 Ant. beautify,… …

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  • 13 deform — ► VERB ▪ distort the shape or form of; make misshapen. DERIVATIVES deformable adjective deformation noun …

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  • 14 deform — UK [dɪˈfɔː(r)m] / US [dɪˈfɔrm] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms deform : present tense I/you/we/they deform he/she/it deforms present participle deforming past tense deformed past participle deformed to change shape, or to make something …

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  • 15 deform — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French desfurmer, from Latin deformare, from de + formare to form, from forma form Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to spoil the form of 2. a. to spoil the looks of ; …

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  • 16 deform — de|form [dıˈfo:m US o:rm] v [I and T] if you deform something, or if it deforms, its usual shape changes so that its usefulness or appearance is spoiled ▪ Wearing badly fitting shoes can deform your feet …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 deform — de|form [ dı fɔrm ] verb intransitive or transitive to change shape, or make something change its shape, in a way that is not attractive or good: Wearing shoes that are too tight will deform your feet …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 deform — [[t]dɪfɔ͟ː(r)m[/t]] deforms, deforming, deformed V ERG If something deforms a person s body or something else, it causes it to have an unnatural shape. In technical English, you can also say that the second thing deforms. [V n] Bad rheumatoid… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 deform — verb shoes that will not cramp or deform the toes Syn: disfigure, bend out of shape, contort, buckle, warp; damage, impair …

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  • 20 deform — deform1 deformable, adj. deformability, n. deformative, adj. deformer, n. /di fawrm /, v.t. 1. to mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure: In cases where the drug was taken during pregnancy, its effects deformed the infants …

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