Dis*fig"ure (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disfigured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disfiguring.] [OF. desfigurer, F. d'efigurer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + figurer to fashion, shape, fr. L. figurare, fr. figura figure. See Figure, and cf. Defiguration.]

To mar the figure of; to render less complete, perfect, or beautiful in appearance; to deface; to deform.

Disfiguring not God's likeness, but their own. Milton.

Syn. -- To deface; deform; mar; injure.

 

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Dis*fig"ure, n.

Disfigurement; deformity.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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