de·form /dɪˈfɔrm, di-/
De·form v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deformed p. pr. & vb. n. Deforming.]
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.
De·form, a. Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid. [Obs.]
Sight so deform what heart of rock could long
Dry-eyed behold? --Milton.
v 1: make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
2: twist and press out of shape [syn: contort, distort, wring]
3: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular
form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the
strong man could turn an iron bar" [syn: flex, bend, twist,
turn] [ant: unbend]
4: become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the
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