deform

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[ dih-fawrm ]
/ dɪˈfɔrm /

adjective Archaic.

deformed; ugly.

Origin of deform

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

deform
/ (dɪˈfɔːm) /

verb

to make or become misshapen or distorted
(tr) to mar the beauty of; disfigure
(tr) to subject or be subjected to a stress that causes a change of dimensions

Derived forms of deform

deformable, adjectivedeformability, noundeformer, noun

Word Origin for deform

C15: from Latin dēformāre, from de- + forma shape, beauty
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