deformability

deform

1 [dih-fawrm]
verb (used with object)
1.
to mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure: In cases where the drug was taken during pregnancy, its effects deformed the infants.
2.
to make ugly, ungraceful, or displeasing; mar the beauty of; spoil: The trees had been completely deformed by the force of the wind.
3.
to change the form of; transform.
4.
Geology, Mechanics. to subject to deformation: The metal was deformed under stress.
verb (used without object)
5.
to undergo deformation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English deformen < Latin dēfōrmāre, equivalent to dē- de- + fōrmāre to form

deformable, adjective
deformability, noun
deformative, adjective
deformer, noun
undeformable, adjective


1. misshape. See mar. 2. ruin.
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deform (dɪˈfɔːm)
 
vb
1.  to make or become misshapen or distorted
2.  (tr) to mar the beauty of; disfigure
3.  (tr) to subject or be subjected to a stress that causes a change of dimensions
 
[C15: from Latin dēformāre, from de- + forma shape, beauty]
 
de'formable
 
adj
 
deforma'bility
 
n
 
de'former
 
n

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deform
c.1400, from O.Fr. deformer, from L. deformare "put out of shape, disfigure," from de- + formare (see form).
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