Definition for DE-FORM'

DE-FORM', v.t. [L. deformo; de and forma, form; Sp. desformar; It. deformare.]

  1. To mar or injure the form; to alter that form or disposition of parts which is natural and esteemed beautiful, and thus to render it displeasing to the eye; to disfigure; as, a hump on the back deforms the body.
  2. To render ugly or displeasing, by exterior applications or appendages; as, to deform the face by paint, or the person by unbecoming dress.
  3. To render displeasing. Wintry blasts deform the year. – Thomson.
  4. To injure and render displeasing or disgusting; to disgrace; to disfigure moral beauty; as, all vices deform the character of rational beings.
  5. To dishonor; to make ungraceful. – Dryden.

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