Simple Definition of deform
: to change something so that it no longer has its normal or original shape
Full Definition of deform
1 : to spoil the form of
2 a : to spoil the looks of : disfigure <a face deformed by bitterness> b : to mar the character of <a marriage deformed by jealousy>
3 : to alter the shape of by stress
: to become misshapen or changed in shape
Examples of deform
The disease eventually deforms the bones.
The disease eventually causes the bones to deform.
Origin of deform
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French desfurmer, from Latin deformare, from de- + formare to form, from forma form
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of deform
Rhymes with deform
art form, aswarm, barnstorm, brainstorm, by-form, by storm, conform, Delorme, dust storm, firestorm, free-form, hailstorm, ice storm, inform, L-form, landform, life-form, line storm, lukewarm, perform, planform, platform, preform, rainstorm, re-form, reform, sandstorm, slip form, snowstorm, transform, triform, waveform, windstorm
DEFORM Defined for Kids
Definition of deform
: to spoil the form or the natural appearance of
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