Deform definition

dĭ-fôrm
To alter from proper or natural form; misshape.
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To become deformed.

A baseball deforms on being hit.

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To spoil the beauty or appearance of; disfigure.
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(physics) To alter the shape of by pressure or stress.
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To impair the form or shape of.
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To make ugly; disfigure.
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(physics) To change the shape of by pressure or stress.
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To become deformed.
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To change the form of, negatively.
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To change the looks of, negatively; to disfigure.

A face deformed by bitterness.

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To mar the character of.

A marriage deformed by jealousy.

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To alter the shape of by stress.
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(intransitive) To become misshapen or changed in shape.
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(obsolete) Deformed, misshapen.
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Origin of deform

  • Middle English deformen from Old French deformer from Latin dēfōrmāre dē- de- fōrma form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English deformen, from Old French deformer, from Latin deformare, infinitive of deformo, from de- + formo (“to form”), from the noun forma (“form”).

    From Wiktionary