What does the word deform mean?

    Part of speech: participial adjective

  • Deformed.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Deformation.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To render misshapen; distort; disfigure.

Usage examples for deform

  1. And if we are not, it is likely to give the soul such a wrenching as to deform it forever. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  2. A mind born to speculate or to dream, I admit, might remain outside reality, might deform or transform the real, perhaps even create it- as we create the figures of men and animals that our imagination cuts out of the passing cloud. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  3. Here, in one view, the same glad branches bring The fruits of autumn and the flowers of spring; No wintry blasts the unchanging year deform, Nor beasts unshelter'd fear the pinching storm; But vernal breezes o'er the blossoms rove, And breathe the ripen'd juices thro the grove. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow