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de·for·mi·ty

 (dĭ-fôr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. de·for·mi·ties
1. The state of being deformed.
2. A bodily malformation, distortion, or disfigurement.
3. A deformed person or thing.
4. Gross ugliness or distortion.

deformity

(dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a deformed condition; disfigurement
2. (Pathology) pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part
3. a deformed person or thing
4. (Psychology) a defect, esp of the mind or morals; depravity

de•form•i•ty

(dɪˈfɔr mɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being deformed or disfigured.
2. an abnormally formed part of the body.
3. a deformed person or thing.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deformity - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformeddeformity - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
affliction - a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
Arnold-Chiari deformity - deformity in which part of the brain protrudes through the skull
clawfoot, pes cavus - a deformity of the foot characterized by an abnormally high arch and hyperextension of the toes which gives the foot the appearance of a claw
cleft foot - a deformity in which the space between the third and fourth toes extends up into the foot
clubfoot, talipes - congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
chicken breast, pigeon breast - abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets
plagiocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
scaphocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation
valgus - a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
varus - a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree
2.deformity - an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen; "there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back"; "suffering from facial disfiguration"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

deformity

noun
1. abnormality, defect, malformation, disfigurement facial deformities in babies
2. distortion, irregularity, misshapenness, misproportion Bones grind against each other, leading to pain and deformity.

deformity

noun
A disfiguring abnormality of shape or form:
Translations
تَشَوُّهتَشْويه
deformita
deformitetmisdannelsevanskabelse
testi fogyatékosság
afmyndun; bæklunbæklun
biçimsizliksakatlıkşekil/biçim bozukluğu

deformity

[dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ] Ndeformidad f

deformity

[dɪˈfɔːrmɪti] ndifformité f

deformity

nDeformität f, → Verunstaltung f; (of person)Deformität f, → Missgestalt f; (of mind)Krankhaftigkeit f

deformity

[dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ] n (of body) → deformità f inv

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.

de·for·mi·ty

n. deformidad, irregularidad, defecto congénito o adquirido.

deformity

n (pl -ties) deformidad f
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