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English definition of “deform”

deform

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