disfigurement disfigurement  /dɪs ˈfɪɡ jər mɛnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
  2. (n) the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Major themes of the precode horror comics are decapitation, or dismemberment, or disfigurement of some kind, such as destruction of the face by acid, or the poking out of eyes.
  2. The horrific tale of one woman's disfigurement and abortive quest for justice highlights how official misconduct continues to plague society at every level.
  3. Many of the survivors continue to suffer psychologically, not only from varying degrees of disfigurement but also from frightening and debilitating flashbacks of their ordeal.

News

  • Firework Precautions to Help Keep Your Family Safe This Summer

    CINCINNATI, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO)Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders.In 2011, an estimated 9,600 people were ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Our client was physically attacked by Da Brat and has suffered significant head injuries, permanent disfigurement as well as mental distress," Gary said, adding that Stevens has suffered permanent injuries to her face, as well as possible...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Willie Gary Source: Eurweb.com

  2. "We are doctors," said Jean-Michel Dubernard, one of the doctors who led the transplant team and who helped carry out the first hand transplant in Lyon seven years ago. "We had a patient with a very severe disfigurement that would have been...
    on Dec 2, 2005 By: Jean-Michel Dubernard Source: New York Times

  3. Sir Liam said: "Cosmetic procedures are a rapidly growing area of private healthcare. Many people spend their hard-earned money on these services. Some are disappointed with the outcome but a minority can suffer serious harm or disfigurement....
    on Jan 28, 2005 By: Liam Donaldson Source: Times Online

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