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English Dictionary: deform by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
deform
v
  1. make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
  2. twist and press out of shape
    Synonym(s): contort, deform, 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"
    Synonym(s): flex, bend, deform, twist, turn
    Antonym(s): unbend
  4. become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
  5. alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
    Synonym(s): deform, distort, strain
  6. assume a different shape or form
    Synonym(s): change shape, change form, deform
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deform \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[82]former. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deform \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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