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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deform  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deform  \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 
  disfigure. 
 
  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. 
  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deform 
  v  1:  make  formless;  "the  heat  deformed  the  plastic  sculpture" 
  [ant:  {form}] 
  2:  twist  and  press  out  of  shape  [syn:  {contort},  {distort},  {wring}] 
  3:  cause  to  assume  a  crooked  or  angular  form  "bend  the  rod" 
  [syn:  {bend},  {twist}]  [ant:  {unbend}] 
  4:  become  misshapen;  "The  sidewalk  deformed  during  the 
  earthquake" 
  5:  alter  the  shape  of  something  by  stress;  "His  body  was 
  deformed  by  leprosy"  [syn:  {distort},  {strain}] 
  6:  assume  a  different  shape  or  form  [syn:  {change  shape},  {change 
  form}] 




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