de·​formed | \ di-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce deformed (audio) , dē-\

Definition of deformed

: distorted or unshapely in form : misshapen

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distorted, malformed, misshapen, monstrous, shapeless



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Examples of deformed in a Sentence

his first sculpture looked more like a deformed rabbit than a galloping horse

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Esperanza has a deformed front paw, which doesn't really slow her down. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "These Harris County animals will be euthanize if not adopted, fostered," 5 June 2019 Robert Hoge is the author of Ugly, a memoir for children about growing up disabled and deformed. Robert Hoge, Good Housekeeping, "After I Was Born, My Mom Wanted to Leave Me at the Hospital," 12 Sep. 2016 Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos, has since traced the failure to a deformed sensor responsible for signaling the stages to separate. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Three astronauts will launch to space on Monday — two months after botched flight," 2 Dec. 2018 Bies and his team could identify the source of the deformed bullet as an Enfield rifle musket. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle," 20 June 2018 Police found a bullet hole in the driver’s side door and a deformed bullet was found on the passenger side. Anne Geggis,, "Man's shooting death on I-95 in Boca was likely random," 29 June 2018 Pocket Rumble even looks like a NGPC game, with slightly deformed characters sporting oversized heads and hands. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Pocket Rumble for the Nintendo Switch channels the best portable fighters," 6 July 2018 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Bay Area Musicals presents Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s musical stage adaptation of the classic underdog tale of a deformed bell-ringer who finds love and saves his community., "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 15," 12 July 2018 The Humane Society of Cobb County put the word out Tuesday on its Facebook page to look for the deformed tortoise. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Cobb family searching for runaway tortoise. Have you seen Abigail?," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of deformed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of deformed

: not having the normal or expected shape especially because of a problem in the way something has developed or grown


de·​formed | \ di-ˈfȯ(ə)rmd, dē- How to pronounce deformed (audio) \

Medical Definition of deformed

: misshapen especially in body or limbs

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