disfigure disfigure  /dɪs ˈfɪɡ jər/

Definition(s):

  • (v) mar or spoil the appearance of

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Usage(s):

  1. Even deadlier are the side effects of war, the scars left by years of brutality that disfigure Congo's society and infrastructure.
  2. By searing through flesh and muscle, destroying nerves and blood vessels, and setting up a fertile breeding ground for infection, burns can cripple, disfigure and kill.
  3. Defenders such as Materazzi are skillful in their own right, but they have also mastered the black arts that disfigure the game.

News

  • Man found guilty in plot to hire hit man to kill estranged wife

    It began when Daniel W. Lytle broke into his estranged wife’s apartment in October and held a knife to her throat. It escalated into a plot in which he tried to hire someone to kill or disfigure her. The 60-year-old Hamilton Township man could be sentenced to 36 years in prison after a Franklin County jury convicted him today of conspiracy to commit murder and related crimes.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

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