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deformverb

uk   /dɪˈfɔːm/  us   /-ˈfɔːrm/
[T] to ​spoil the ​usual and ​trueshape of something: Age deforms the ​spine. [I] specialized chemistry If something deforms, ​itsusualshapechanges and ​becomesspoiled: 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 ​poordiet.
(Definition of deform from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deformverb [I/T]

 us   /dɪˈfɔrm/
to ​change the ​shape or ​structure, esp. by using ​greatpressure: Heat ​generated by ​intensepressure deforms the ​rock.
(Definition of deform from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deform”
in Spanish deformar…
in Vietnamese làm biến dạng…
in Malaysian mencatati…
in Thai ทำให้ผิดรูปร่าง…
in French déformer…
in German verunstalten, verformen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使变形,使扭曲, 变形…
in Indonesian merusak bentuk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使變形,使扭曲, 變形…
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