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'eformer. 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.

 

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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.

 

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