Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To render misshapen; distort; disfigure.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Joel Barlow.