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disfigurement

[dis-fig-yer-muh nt; British dis-fig-er-muh nt] /dɪsˈfɪg yər mənt; British dɪsˈfɪg ər mənt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of disfiguring.
2.
a disfigured condition.
3.
something that disfigures, as a scar.
Also called disfiguration.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; disfigure + -ment
Related forms
nondisfigurement, noun
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  • 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

disfigurement

/dɪsˈfɪɡəmənt/
noun
1.
something that disfigures
2.
the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured
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Word Origin and History for disfigurement
n.

1630s, from disfigure + -ment.

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