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Pronunciation:  dis'figyurmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something; "the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"
  2. [n]  an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen; "there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back"; "suffering from facial disfiguration"

DISFIGUREMENT is a 13 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: defacement, deformity, disfiguration, disfiguration
 See Also: appearance, damage, harm, hurt, scathe, visual aspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*fig"ure*ment\, n.
1. Act of disfiguring, or state of being disfigured;
   deformity. --Milton.

2. That which disfigures; a defacement; a blot.

         Uncommon expressions . . . are a disfigurement
         rather than any embellishment of discourse. --Hume.

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