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disfigurement

[dis-fig-yer-muh nt; British dis-fig-er-muh nt]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of disfiguring.
  2. a disfigured condition.
  3. something that disfigures, as a scar.

Origin of disfigurement

First recorded in 1625–35; disfigure + -ment
Also called dis·fig·ur·a·tion.
Related formsnon·dis·fig·ure·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disfigurement

disfigurement

disfiguration (ˌdɪsfɪɡəˈreɪʃən)

noun
  1. something that disfigures
  2. the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured
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Word Origin and History for disfigurement

n.

1630s, from disfigure + -ment.

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