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deform2

[dih-fawrm]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. deformed; ugly.
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Origin of deform2

1350–1400; Middle English defo(u)rme < Latin dēformis, equivalent to dē- de- + -formis -form
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deform

verb
  1. to make or become misshapen or distorted
  2. (tr) to mar the beauty of; disfigure
  3. (tr) to subject or be subjected to a stress that causes a change of dimensions
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Derived Formsdeformable, adjectivedeformability, noundeformer, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Latin dēformāre, from de- + forma shape, beauty
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Word Origin and History for most-deform

deform

v.

c.1400, "to disfigure," from Old French deformer (13c.), from Latin deformare "put out of shape, disfigure," from de- (see de-) + formare (see form (v.)). Related: Deformed; deforming.

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