disfigurement

[ dis-fig-yer-muhnt; British dis-fig-er-muhnt ]
/ dɪsˈfɪg yər mənt; British dɪsˈfɪg ər mənt /

noun

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

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Also called dis·fig·ur·a·tion.

Origin of disfigurement

First recorded in 1625–35; disfigure + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM disfigurement

non·dis·fig·ure·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disfigurement

disfigurement

disfiguration (ˌdɪsfɪɡəˈreɪʃən)

/ (dɪsˈfɪɡəmənt) /

noun

something that disfigures
the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured
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