disfigurement

[ dis-fig-yer-muh nt; British dis-fig-er-muh nt ]
/ dɪsˈfɪg yər mənt; British dɪsˈfɪg ər mənt /
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noun

an act or instance of disfiguring.
a disfigured condition.
something that disfigures, as a scar.

Nearby words

  1. disfavor,
  2. disfavour,
  3. disfeature,
  4. disfellowship,
  5. disfigure,
  6. disfluency,
  7. disforest,
  8. disfranchise,
  9. disfranchisement,
  10. disfrock

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 disfiguration

disfigurement

disfiguration (ˌdɪsfɪɡəˈreɪʃən)

/ (dɪsˈfɪɡəmənt) /

noun

something that disfigures
the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured
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Word Origin and History for disfiguration

disfigurement

n.

1630s, from disfigure + -ment.

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