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tr.v. dis·fig·ured, dis·fig·ur·ing, dis·fig·ures
To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.

[Middle English disfiguren, from Old French desfigurer : des-, dis- + figure, figure (from Latin figūra, shape; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots).]

dis·fig′u·ra′tion, dis·fig′ure·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disfiguration - 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
2.disfiguration - the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something; "the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"
scathe, damage, harm, hurt - the act of damaging something or someone


n. desfiguración, desfiguramiento.
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The wide-open blue eyes looked up at Godfrey's without any uneasiness or sign of recognition: the child could make no visible audible claim on its father; and the father felt a strange mixture of feelings, a conflict of regret and joy, that the pulse of that little heart had no response for the half-jealous yearning in his own, when the blue eyes turned away from him slowly, and fixed themselves on the weaver's queer face, which was bent low down to look at them, while the small hand began to pull Marner's withered cheek with loving disfiguration.
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Its over secretion causes disfiguration in the body parts like hands, face, feet, etc.
Patients suffering from this kind of edema often withdraw from their social lives because of the disfiguration, discomfort and pain these symptoms may cause.
Rs 200,000 compensation would be paid to a passenger in case of permanent disfiguration of the face or head and Rs 25000 in case of loss of one or more teeth.
Toland reports that endemic poverty motivates the disfiguration of these people, whose limbs and organs fetch extremely high prices for use in panaceas and rituals.
Much more was prescribed in the communication, including injunctions against torture, the disfiguration of the dead, the attribution of evil acts to God, the destruction of the graves and shrines of Prophets and Companions, as well as armed insurrections.
Moreover, the flap has great tissue volume and can be harvested without scrotum disfiguration.
27) In the more recent drawings, masks alternate with a recurrent profile of a bird's head (often skeletal) that also seems, in some manner, to be a self-projection and bears the marks of disfiguration in turn.
moderate disfiguration, admittance to the ICU for more than 48 hours, etc.
There is no denial of the fact that many deaths and loss of limbs and serious disfiguration of victims can be saved by timely medical attention.
The best (and maybe the worst as well) thing about this movie is the disfiguration of Christian Bale.