transitive verb-·ured, -·ur·ing
Origin of disfigureMiddle English disfiguren from Old French desfigurer from des-, dis- + figurer from Classical Latin figurare, to fashion, form from figura, figure
transitive verbdis·fig·ured, dis·fig·ur·ing, dis·fig·ures
Origin of disfigureMiddle English disfiguren from Old French desfigurer des- dis- figure figure ( from Latin figūra shape ; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.)
- dis·fig′u·ra′tion dis·fig′ure·ment
(third-person singular simple present disfigures, present participle disfiguring, simple past and past participle disfigured)
- Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.
- The burnings disfigured his face.
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman desfigurer