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English definition of “disfigure”


verb [T]     /dɪsˈfɪɡ.ər/ US  /-jɚ/
to spoil the appearance of something or someone, especially their face, completely: She was horribly disfigured by burns. This part of the old town has been disfigured by ugly new buildings.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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