Meaning of disfigure

dis•fig•ure

Pronunciation: (dis-fig'yurBrit.dis-fig'ur), [key]
— -ured, -ur•ing.
  1. to mar the appearance or beauty of; deform; deface: Our old towns are increasingly disfigured by tasteless new buildings.
  2. to mar the effect or excellence of: His reputation was disfigured by instances of political favoritism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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