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de·form

 (dĭ-fôrm′)
v. de·formed, de·form·ing, de·forms
v.tr.
1. To alter from proper or natural form; misshape: "We shoved off. Almost immediately we hit something that deformed a propeller" (William Least Heat-Moon).
2. To spoil the beauty or appearance of; disfigure: "They recalled the fresh young image of the Handsome Sailor, that face never deformed by a sneer" (Herman Melville). See Synonyms at distort.
3. Physics To alter the shape of by pressure or stress.
v.intr.
To become deformed: A baseball deforms on being hit.

[Middle English deformen, from Old French deformer, from Latin dēfōrmāre : dē-, de- + fōrma, form.]

de·form′a·bil′i·ty n.
de·form′a·ble adj.

deform

(dɪˈfɔːm)
vb
1. to make or become misshapen or distorted
2. (tr) to mar the beauty of; disfigure
3. (General Physics) to subject or be subjected to a stress that causes a change of dimensions
[C15: from Latin dēformāre, from de- + forma shape, beauty]
deˈformable adj
deˌformaˈbility n
deˈformer n

de•form

(dɪˈfɔrm)

v.t.
1. to mar the natural form or shape of; disfigure.
2. to mar the beauty of; spoil.
3. to change the form of; transform.
4. Geol., Mech. to subject to deformation.
v.i.
5. to undergo deformation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dēfōrmāre]
de•form′er, n.

deform


Past participle: deformed
Gerund: deforming

Imperative
deform
deform
Present
I deform
you deform
he/she/it deforms
we deform
you deform
they deform
Preterite
I deformed
you deformed
he/she/it deformed
we deformed
you deformed
they deformed
Present Continuous
I am deforming
you are deforming
he/she/it is deforming
we are deforming
you are deforming
they are deforming
Present Perfect
I have deformed
you have deformed
he/she/it has deformed
we have deformed
you have deformed
they have deformed
Past Continuous
I was deforming
you were deforming
he/she/it was deforming
we were deforming
you were deforming
they were deforming
Past Perfect
I had deformed
you had deformed
he/she/it had deformed
we had deformed
you had deformed
they had deformed
Future
I will deform
you will deform
he/she/it will deform
we will deform
you will deform
they will deform
Future Perfect
I will have deformed
you will have deformed
he/she/it will have deformed
we will have deformed
you will have deformed
they will have deformed
Future Continuous
I will be deforming
you will be deforming
he/she/it will be deforming
we will be deforming
you will be deforming
they will be deforming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deforming
you have been deforming
he/she/it has been deforming
we have been deforming
you have been deforming
they have been deforming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deforming
you will have been deforming
he/she/it will have been deforming
we will have been deforming
you will have been deforming
they will have been deforming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deforming
you had been deforming
he/she/it had been deforming
we had been deforming
you had been deforming
they had been deforming
Conditional
I would deform
you would deform
he/she/it would deform
we would deform
you would deform
they would deform
Past Conditional
I would have deformed
you would have deformed
he/she/it would have deformed
we would have deformed
you would have deformed
they would have deformed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deform - make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.deform - twist and press out of shape
morph - change shape as via computer animation; "In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
wring, wrench - twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
3.deform - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular formdeform - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
dent, indent - make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car"
incurvate - cause to curve inward; "gravity incurvates the rays"
gnarl - twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree"
crank - bend into the shape of a crank
convolute, convolve - curl, wind, or twist together
4.deform - become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
5.deform - alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
jaundice - distort adversely; "Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment"
6.deform - assume a different shape or form
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
roll - take the shape of a roll or cylinder; "the carpet rolled out"; "Yarn rolls well"
granulate, grain - become granular
bulge, pouch, protrude - swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
taper, sharpen, point - give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
furl, roll up - form into a cylinder by rolling; "Roll up the cloth"
flatten out, flatten - become flat or flatter; "The landscape flattened"
draw - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
deform - become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
dinge, batter - make a dent or impression in; "dinge a soft hat"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
twist, bend, deform, flex, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
stretch out, unfold, stretch, extend - extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
bug out, bulge out, pop, pop out, protrude, bulge, come out, start - bulge outward; "His eyes popped"

deform

verb
1. disfigure, twist, injure, cripple, ruin, mar, spoil, mutilate, maim, deface Severe rheumatoid arthritis deforms limbs.
2. distort, twist, warp, buckle, mangle, contort, gnarl, misshape, malform Plastic deforms when subjected to heat.

deform

verb
To alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of:
Translations
يُشَوِّه، يَمْسَخ
deformovat
deformeremisdanne
aflaga
deformuotasdeformuotiišsigimimasluošumassuluošinta kūno dalis
deformētsakropļot
deforme etmekşeklini bozmak

deform

[dɪˈfɔːm] VTdeformar

deform

[dɪˈfɔːrm]
vt (= make misshapen) [+ hand, foot] → déformer
vi (= become misshapen) → se déformer

deform

vtdeformieren, verunstalten; (Tech) → verformen; mind, tastesverderben

deform

[dɪˈfɔːm] vtdeformare

deform

(diˈfoːm) verb
to spoil the shape of. Heat deforms plastic.
deˈformed adjective
twisted out of the correct shape. His foot was deformed.
deˈformityplural deˈformities noun
1. the state of being badly shaped or formed. Drugs can cause deformity.
2. a part which is not the correct shape. A twisted foot is a deformity.
References in classic literature ?
Every work is to be esteemed mean, and every art and every discipline which renders the body, the mind, or the understanding of freemen unfit for the habit and practice of virtue: for which reason all those arts which tend to deform the body are called mean, and all those employments which are exercised for gain; for they take off from the freedom of the mind and render it sordid.
Superstition, without a veil, is a deformed thing; for, as it addeth deformity to an ape, to be so like a man, so the similitude of superstition to religion, makes it the more deformed.
Suddenly we heard a yelp and a volley of furious blasphemy from the companion hatchway, and the deformed man with the black face came up hurriedly.
We hear sometimes of an action for damages against the unqualified medical practitioner, who has deformed a broken limb in pretending to heal it.
She had been surprised again, crying and looking at her deformed shoulder in the glass.
Within its compartments a number of deformed monsters squatted upon their haunches, or lay prone upon the native mats that covered the floor.
A year or two earlier Philip would have refused to share a room with anyone, since he was so sensitive about his deformed foot, but his morbid way of looking at it was growing less marked: in Paris it did not seem to matter so much, and, though he never by any chance forgot it himself, he ceased to feel that other people were constantly noticing it.
I see his monstrous back, deformed by the shadow thrown by the candle.
Have you seen the poor deformed creature hop on his hands?
That head was deformed enough; one beheld only a forest of red hair, one eye, a mouth, and teeth.
The lad's a poor deformed creatur, and takes after his mother in the face; I think there isn't much of his father in him.
He enjoyed the feeling which he was exciting, and paraded the town serene and happy all day; but the young fellows set a tailor to work that night, and when Tom started out on his parade next morning, he found the old deformed Negro bell ringer straddling along in his wake tricked out in a flamboyant curtain-calico exaggeration of his finery, and imitating his fancy Eastern graces as well as he could.