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disfigure

v. to cause permanent change in a person's body, particularly by leaving visible scars which affect a person's appearance. In lawsuits or claims due to injuries caused by another's negligence or intentional actions, such scarring can add considerably to general damages. (See: damages, general damages)

See: damage, deface, harm, impair, mutilate, spoil
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As one who graduated from the very center of global "technopoly" (MIT), Brian Tokar is well positioned as an insider critic of a technology that would disfigure, even destroy, life itself, simply because it can be done, and moreover, be done for money, the one true god.
Black scars disfigure / the ruddy cheeks of new mornings in Dixie / (lynched black men hanging from green trees)/Blind justice kicked, beaten, taken for a ride / and left for dead.
In cutting up all manner of small Birds, it is proper to say, Thigh them; as thigh that Woodcock, thigh that Pidgeon; but as to others say; Mince that Plover, Wing that Quail, and Wing that Partridg, Allay that Pheasant, Untach that Curlew, Unjoint that Bittern, Disfigure that Peacock, Display that Crane, Dismember that Hern, Unbrace that Mallard, Frust that chicken, Spoil that Hen, Sauce that Capon, Lift that Swan, Rear that Goose, Tire that Egg.
He had paid Jason Harrison, 27, PS500 to disfigure Adele near her home in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Konye, of Canning Town, denied throwing or casting a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous bodily harm.
Last fall Holy Cross primary school for girls became a symbol of the hostile anti-Catholic attitudes which still disfigure community life in Northern Ireland.
Valerie Callanan from the University of Akron and Mark Davis from the Criminal Justice Research Centre at the Ohio State University, USA, show that there are marked gender differences in the use of suicide methods that disfigure the face or head.