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Meaning of DEFORM

Pronunciation:  di'form

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  assume a different shape or form
  2. [v]  alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
  3. [v]  become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
  4. [v]  cause to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
  5. [v]  twist and press out of shape
  6. [v]  make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"

DEFORM is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bend, change form, change shape, contort, distort, strain, turn, twist, wring
 Antonyms: form, unbend
 See Also: alter, batter, bend, bug out, bulge, bulge out, change, change, change form, change shape, come out, convolute, convolve, crank, deform, deform, dent, dinge, distort, draw, extend, flatten, flatten out, flex, form, furl, gnarl, grain, granulate, incurvate, indent, jaundice, morph, point, pop, pop out, pouch, protrude, roll up, shape, sharpen, stretch, stretch out, taper, turn, twine, twine, twist, unfold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*form"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deformed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Deforming}.] [L. deformare; de- + formare to form, shape,
    fr. forma: cf. F. d['e]former. See {Form}.]
    1. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to
             Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this
             breathing world.                      --Shak.
    2. To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or
       perfection; to dishonor.
             Above those passions that this world deform.
  2. \De*form"\, a. [L. deformis; de- + forma form: cf. OF.
    deforme, F. difforme. Cf. {Difform}.]
    Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid. [Obs.]
          Sight so deform what heart of rock could long Dry-eyed
          behold?                                  --Milton.
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