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verb as in distort, disfigure

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The inner workings of the digital scale are made of delicate materials that may warp and deform if not stored correctly.

Aleksandr Kozlov, Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources, told a minister’s council in May that more than 40% of the northern region’s buildings are starting to deform.

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“Anytime you’re interacting with an object, your skin deforms,” or squishes a bit, Bensmaia explains.

“Anytime you’re interacting with an object, your skin deforms,” or squishes a bit.

In its earliest eras, it built volcanoes so immense that their formation deformed its surface.

Their genius travels over as many lines as there are lineaments in the figure, and the least false step would deform it.

With all this they have a Pair of Stays which reaches down to394 their Waist, and renders them compleatly deform'd.

Were she deform'd,The virtues of her mind would force a stoic To sue to be her servant.

Only frankness can serve me here or make plain all that was secretly at work to deform the natural development of our lives.

Our inheritance in many ways is precious and wonderful, but our human response can deform it.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deform, such as: contort, impair, maim, mangle, mutilate, and skew.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.