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Definition of "disfigure" [dis•fig•ure]

  • To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform. (verb-transitive)

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 "disfigure" in a sentence
  • "And, as I say, there was law and order instead of enactments and restrictions such as disfigure our umpire state to-day."
  • "The word 'disfigure' means literaly, to remove the face."
  • "Slowly attacking the skin and mucous tissue, it can kill nerves, disable muscles, decalcify bones, and disfigure faces."