Meaning of “deform” in the English Dictionary

"deform" in British English

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deformverb

uk /dɪˈfɔːm/ us /dɪˈfɔːrm/
deformation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌdiː.fɔːˈmeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌdiː.fɔːrˈmeɪ.ʃən/

The deformation of the bones was caused by poor diet.

(Definition of “deform” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deform" in American English

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deformverb [ I/T ]

us /dɪˈfɔrm/

to change the shape or structure, esp. by using great pressure:

Heat generated by intense pressure deforms the rock.

(Definition of “deform” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)