malform

transitive verb mal·form

Definition of malform

: to cause to be badly or imperfectly formed : cause to be formed in such a way as to deviate from the normal or usual : give an abnormal, anomalous, or otherwise irregular and defective formation or structure to
  • a virus that malforms tobacco leaves
  • in his chair sat a personality malformed beyond decency by greed and pride
  • —Clemence Dane

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Origin and Etymology of malform

1mal- + form, verb


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