Definitions for: Deform

[v] assume a different shape or form
[v] alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
[v] become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
[v] cause to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
[v] twist and press out of shape
[v] make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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['e]former. See Form.]
1. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to

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.

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.

Synonyms: bend, change form, change shape, contort, distort, strain, turn, twist, wring

Antonyms: form, unbend

See Also: alter, batter, bend, bug out, bulge, bulge out, change, change, change form, change shape, come out, convolute, convolve, crank, deform, deform, dent, dinge, distort, draw, extend, flatten, flatten out, flex, form, furl, gnarl, grain, granulate, incurvate, indent, jaundice, morph, point, pop, pop out, pouch, protrude, roll up, shape, sharpen, stretch, stretch out, taper, turn, twine, twine, twist, unfold

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