defeature

noun
de·​fea·​ture | \ di-ˈfē-chər How to pronounce defeature (audio) , dē- \

Definition of defeature

1 archaic : disfigurement
2 archaic : defeat

First Known Use of defeature

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for defeature

probably from de- + feature

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“Defeature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defeature. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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