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[dis-fig-yer-muh nt; British dis-fig-er-muh nt] /dɪsˈfɪg yər mənt; British dɪsˈfɪg ər mənt/
an act or instance of disfiguring.
a disfigured condition.
something that disfigures, as a scar.
Also called disfiguration.
Origin of disfigurement
1625-35; disfigure + -ment
Related forms
nondisfigurement, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disfigurement
  • Some stains may occasionally cause deformity and increasing disfigurement.
  • The disfigurement or concealment of the continuing thoughts known to me could not be accomplished without leaving some trace.
  • Equally remarkable, the tax cut has escaped disfigurement from business lobbyists looking for special-interest tax breaks.
  • Pain, disfigurement, and debilitation are common in the latter stages of the disease.
  • However, because late treatment can cause disfigurement, they should be removed as early as possible.
  • It trifles with our sympathies even as it exploits our horror at disfigurement.
  • disfigurement benefits are paid for serious and permanent disfigurement of head, face, or neck.
  • Type of injury or infection causing the scar or other disfigurement, and its date.
British Dictionary definitions for disfigurement


something that disfigures
the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured
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Word Origin and History for disfigurement

1630s, from disfigure + -ment.

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