[dis-fig-yer-muh nt; British dis-fig-er-muh nt]
Origin of disfigurement
Also called dis·fig·ur·a·tion.
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Examples from the Web for disfigurement
More than 100 nations have banned such bombs, which can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.Syria: As Rebels Make Gains, Assad Fires Back
December 13, 2012
What Daisey relates in the show is jarring; he describes seeing abusive working conditions, disfigurement, child labor, illness.The Conning of ‘This American Life’ Leads to an Embarrassing Retraction
March 17, 2012
Joe Camel, meet the uncool—death, disfigurement, suffering, and loss.Could Graphic New Anti Smoking Ads Do More Harm?
March 16, 2012
I cannot say with what delight I heard of her disfigurement.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
But no disfigurement or deformity appeared to frighten the little fellow.
He explained to Tarnhorst what had caused Brand's disfigurement.Anchorite
It is shotty to the feel, and the only complaint is of disfigurement.
Why should it have been so hastily built up, to the disfigurement of the wall?
- something that disfigures
- the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured
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Word Origin and History for disfigurement
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