Simple Definition of disfigure
: to spoil or damage the appearance of (something or someone)
Examples of disfigure
His face was disfigured by a scar.
<the statue was seriously disfigured by falling rubble during the earthquake>
Origin of disfigure
Middle English, from Anglo-French desfigurer, from des- dis- + figure figure
First Known Use: 14th century
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