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dis·fig·ure / disˈfigyər/ • v. [tr.] spoil the attractiveness of: litter disfigures the countryside | [as adj.] (disfiguring) a disfiguring birthmark. DERIVATIVES: dis·fig·u·ra·tion / -ˌfigyəˈrāshən/ n. dis·fig·ure·ment n.

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disfigure XIV. — OF. desfigurer (mod. dé-); see DIS- 2, FIGURE.

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