verb (used with object), dis·fig·ured, dis·fig·ur·ing.
Origin of disfigure
Examples from the Web for disfigure
I don't fix up horses the way the others do who disfigure a burro before you can take your breath.The Cabin|Vicente Blasco Ibez
It was good paste, if you merely desired to disfigure a piano or a wife, but otherwise it would not stick at all.A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories|Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Many conceal and disfigure the truth by putting it in an antiquated and outlandish dress.
The same dress will embellish one lady and disfigure another.A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings|Noah Webster
Still extant races of savages paint, plaster, and disfigure their dead.Curiosities of Olden Times|S. Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for disfigure
Word Origin and History for disfigure
late 14c., from Old French desfigurer "disfigure, alter, disguise, destroy," from Medieval Latin diffigurare, from Latin dis- (see dis-) + figura "figure," from figurare "to figure" (see figure (n.)). Related: Disfigured; disfiguring.