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deformed

[dih-fawrmd] /dɪˈfɔrmd/
adjective
1.
having the form changed, especially with loss of beauty; misshapen; disfigured:
After the accident his arm was permanently deformed.
2.
hateful; offensive:
a deformed personality.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see deform1, -ed2
Related forms
deformedly
[dih-fawr-mid-lee] /dɪˈfɔr mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
deformedness, noun
nondeformed, adjective
undeformed, adjective
Synonyms
1. malformed, crippled.

deform1

[dih-fawrm] /dɪˈfɔrm/
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
Related forms
deformable, adjective
deformability, noun
deformative, adjective
deformer, noun
undeformable, adjective
Synonyms
1. misshape. See mar. 2. ruin.
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Examples from the web for deformed
  • Unfortunately as you might imagine, ophiolites are usually extensively deformed and metamorphosed.
  • Also note the beautiful submarine valley heading out seaward of the continental slope onto the less-deformed oceanic plate.
  • He judged that those recuperated from the earthquake debris had been weakened by being deformed and subsequently straightened.
  • Nearly half the frogs in many areas are deformed in some way.
  • If the nail falls off completely, it will eventually grow back, although it might be deformed.
  • Many are the deformed spirits of people who weren't properly cremated, some no larger than your thumb.
  • As a result, the mirror was deformed and it is unable to produce the precise images its designers hoped to achieve.
  • Over time, joints may lose their range of motion and may become deformed.
  • As voltage was applied, the muscles deformed intermittently, converting electricity into mechanical energy.
  • But if you touch a pool, the image gets deformed and disappears.
British Dictionary definitions for deformed

deformed

/dɪˈfɔːmd/
adjective
1.
disfigured or misshapen
2.
morally perverted; warped
Derived Forms
deformedly (dɪˈfɔːmɪdlɪ) adverb
deformedness, noun

deform

/dɪˈfɔːm/
verb
1.
to make or become misshapen or distorted
2.
(transitive) to mar the beauty of; disfigure
3.
(transitive) to subject or be subjected to a stress that causes a change of dimensions
Derived Forms
deformable, adjective
deformability, noun
deformer, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dēformāre, from de- + forma shape, beauty
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Word Origin and History for deformed

deform

v.

c.1400, "to disfigure," from Old French deformer (13c.), from Latin deformare "put out of shape, disfigure," from de- (see de-) + formare (see form (v.)). Related: Deformed; deforming.

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deformed in Medicine

deformed de·formed (dĭ-fôrd')
adj.
Distorted in form.

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