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Definition of "deform" [de•form]

  • To spoil the natural form of; misshape: a body that had been deformed by disease. (verb-transitive)
  • To spoil the beauty or appearance of; disfigure. (verb-transitive)
  • Physics To alter the shape of by pressure or stress. (verb-transitive)
  • Geology To change the original state or size of a rock mass, especially by folding or faulting. (verb-transitive)
  • To become deformed. See Synonyms at distort. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deform" in a sentence
  • "The Wyden-Bennett Bill has me very concerned about what deform is coming."
  • "Financial deform is next, insiders defending insiders. joe from Lowell says:"
  • "And are continuing on legislation with respect to this health care deform which is and has been clearly disputed as outside their also legal authority, and Constitutional duties and functions other than to regulate those industries more significantly in order to reduce those costs, since it has been the costs, not the availability, that has been the major problem for most of those that still remain uninsured."