Definition of deform
1 : to spoil the form of
2a : 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
deformableplay \-mə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of deform in a sentence
The disease eventually deforms the bones.
The disease eventually causes the bones to deform.
Origin and Etymology 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
DEFORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deform for English Language Learners
: to change something so that it no longer has its normal or original shape
DEFORM Defined for Kids
Definition of deform for Students
: to spoil the form or the natural appearance of
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