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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.
Translations of “deform”
in Vietnamese làm biến dạng…
in Spanish deformar…
in Thai ทำให้ผิดรูปร่าง…
in Malaysian mencatati…
in French déformer…
in German verunstalten, verformen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使變形,使扭曲, 變形…
in Indonesian merusak bentuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使变形,使扭曲, 变形…
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