[dis-fig-yer-muh nt; British dis-fig-er-muh nt]


an act or instance of disfiguring.
a disfigured condition.
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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Related Words for disfigurement

malformation, deformation, flaw, blemish, scar, defect, mark

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British Dictionary definitions for disfigurement


disfiguration (ˌdɪsfɪɡəˈreɪʃən)


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

1630s, from disfigure + -ment.

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