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Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid. Sight so deform what heart of rock could long Dry-eyed behold? (Milton)
Origin: L. Deformis; de- – forma form: cf. OF. Deforme, f. Difforme. Cf. Difform.
1. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure. Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time into this breathing world. (Shak)
2. To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or perfection; to dishonor. Above those passions that this world deform. (Thomson)
Origin: L. Deformare; de- – formare to form, shape, fr. Forma: cf. F. Deformer. See form.
Alter the shape of (something) by stress; ”His body was deformed by leprosy.

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