English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'deform'

(verb) 
Definition
to put (something) out of shape or spoil its appearance
Severe rheumatoid arthritis deforms limbs.
Synonyms
disfigure
These items could be used to injure or disfigure someone.
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injure
A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
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cripple
He had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.
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ruin
The original decor was all ruined during renovation.
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mar
The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
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spoil
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
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mutilate
His arm was mutilated in an industrial accident.
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maim
One man has lost his life; another has been maimed.
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deface
It's illegal to deface banknotes.
(verb) 
Definition
to put (something) out of shape or spoil its appearance
Plastic deforms when subjected to heat.
Synonyms
distort
Make sure the image isn't distorted by lumps and bumps.
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twist
The car was left a mess of twisted metal.
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warp
Rainwater had warped the door's timber.
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buckle
A freak wave had buckled the deck.
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mangle
His body was mangled beyond recognition.
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contort
His face contorts as he screams out the lyrics.
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gnarl
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misshape
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malform

Additional synonyms

in the sense of buckle
Definition
to bend or cause to bend out of shape, esp. as a result of pressure or heat
A freak wave had buckled the deck.
in the sense of contort
Definition
to twist or bend out of shape
His face contorts as he screams out the lyrics.
Synonyms
gnarl,
convolute,
misshape
in the sense of cripple
Definition
to make a cripple of
He had been warned that another bad fall could cripple him for life.

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