Definition of disfigure
- a face disfigured by smallpox
His face was disfigured by a scar.
the statue was seriously disfigured by falling rubble during the earthquake
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to spoil or damage the appearance of (something or someone)
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