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 fig&umacron;ra, 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