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deform

verb uk   /dɪˈfɔːm/ us    /-ˈfɔːrm/
[T] to spoil the usual and true shape of something: Age deforms the spine. [I] specialized chemistry If something deforms, its usual shape changes and becomes spoiled: These plastics deform at temperatures of over 90°C.
deformation
noun [U] uk   /ˌdef.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ-/
The deformation of the bones was caused by poor diet.
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