Meaning of deform


Pronunciation: (di-fôrm'), [key]
— v.t.
  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. to subject to deformation: The metal was deformed under stress.
  1. to undergo deformation.


Pronunciation: (di-fôrm'), [key]
— adj. Archaic.
  1. deformed; ugly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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