American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To spoil the natural form of; misshape: a body that had been deformed by disease.
- v. To spoil the beauty or appearance of; disfigure.
- v. Physics To alter the shape of by pressure or stress.
- v. Geology To change the original state or size of a rock mass, especially by folding or faulting.
- v. To become deformed. See Synonyms at distort.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To change or alter the form of; convert into a new form or shape.
- Specifically To mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure, as by malformation of a limb or some other part of the body.
- To render ugly, ungraceful, or displeasing; mar the beauty of; spoil: as, to deform the person by unbecoming dress; to deform the character by vicious conduct.
- Disfigured; being of an unnatural, distorted, or disproportioned form; displeasing to the eye.
- To form; fashion; delineate; engrave.
- In geometry, to bend without stretching or tearing.
- v. transitive To remove the form of.
- v. transitive To remove the looks of; to disfigure; as, a face deformed by bitterness.
- v. transitive To mar the character of; as, a marriage deformed by jealousy.
- v. transitive To alter the shape of by stress.
- v. intransitive To become misshapen or changed in shape.
- adj. obsolete Deformed, misshapen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure.
- v. To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or perfection; to dishonor.
- adj. obsolete Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid.
- v. assume a different shape or form
- v. alter the shape of (something) by stress
- v. make formless
- v. twist and press out of shape
- v. become misshapen
- v. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
- Middle English deformen, from Old French deformer, from Latin deformare, infinitive of deformo, from de- + formo ("to form"), from the noun forma ("form"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English deformen, from Old French deformer, from Latin dēfōrmāre : dē-, de- + fōrma, form. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“And are continuing on legislation with respect to this health care deform which is and has been clearly disputed as outside their also legal authority, and Constitutional duties and functions other than to regulate those industries more significantly in order to reduce those costs, since it has been the costs, not the availability, that has been the major problem for most of those that still remain uninsured.”
“Having read the bill, it is clear now that what started as health reform has emerged from the political process as health "deform," building on ... ”
“This situation and "deform" is getting more and more laughable as it "progresses.”
“It appears the globalists and socialists within the two mainstream parties are pulling no punches in getting their agenda sold and pressuring those that also realize that the entire nature and manner in which this "deform" is being approached is from an industry standpoint, and not a Bill of Rights or citizen focus at all.”
“Words such as deform, disfigure, disjoint, and dismember all apply to this surgery.”
“The town is clean and neat; most of the ruinous, striped houses, with projecting stories, such as deform the streets of Lisieux, being cleared away; leaving wide spaces and pure air, at least in the centre-town, where the best habitations are situated.”
“And as with the health "deform" bill, more Mussolini (fascist) than Marx.”
“Even the head of AGCOM, Corrado Calabro, told reporters on the sidelines of a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday the decree should be revised because it would "deform" the EU directive.”
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