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disfigure

[ dis-fig-yer; British dis-fig-er ]
/ d瑟s藞f瑟g y蓹r; British d瑟s藞f瑟g 蓹r /
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verb (used with object), dis路fig路ured, dis路fig路ur路ing.
to mar the appearance or beauty of; deform; deface: Our old towns are increasingly disfigured by tasteless new buildings.
to mar the effect or excellence of: His reputation was disfigured by instances of political favoritism.
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Origin of disfigure

1325鈥75; Middle English disfiguren<Anglo-French, Old French desfigurer, equivalent to des-dis-1 + -figurer, verbal derivative of figurefigure

synonym study for disfigure

1. See mar.

OTHER WORDS FROM disfigure

dis路fig路ur路er, nounun路dis路fig路ured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disfigure

disfigure
/ (d瑟s藞f瑟伞蓹) /

verb (tr)
to spoil the appearance or shape of; deface
to mar the effect or quality of

Derived forms of disfigure

disfigurer, noun
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