Disfigure meaning

dĭs-fĭgyər
Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.

The burnings disfigured his face.

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To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
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To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar.
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Origin of disfigure

  • Middle English disfiguren from Old French desfigurer des- dis- figure figure (from Latin figūra shape dheigh- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman desfigurer

    From Wiktionary