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de·form

deform

 
 
pronunciation:
dih form
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deforms, deforming, deformed
definition 1: to damage the shape or form.
Being pulled this way and that had deformed the doll.
similar words:
disfigure, distort, mutilate
definition 2: to spoil the appearance of; make ugly.
He took a black pen and deformed the walls of his bedroom.
similar words:
disfigure
derivations: deformative (adj.), deformer (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word deform contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
form Latin root that means shape, form