deformed

[dih-fawrmd]
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; Middle English; see deform1, -ed2

deformedly [dih-fawr-mid-lee] , adverb
deformedness, noun
nondeformed, adjective
undeformed, adjective


1. malformed, crippled.
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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

deformed (dɪˈfɔːmd)
 
adj
1.  disfigured or misshapen
2.  morally perverted; warped
 
deformedly
 
adv
 
de'formedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

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

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

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Example sentences
Unfortunately as you might imagine, ophiolites are usually extensively deformed
  and metamorphosed.
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.
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