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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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It was not long before his body was recognised by a stranger, who chanced to visit that hospital in Paris where the drowned are laid out to be owned; despite the bruises and disfigurements which were said to have been occasioned by some previous scuffle.
THE human face has now been officially classed as an organ in America providing hope to thousands of men and women who have suffered disfigurement.
Rolink admitted assaulting Mr Burns to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement in the attack at the victim's home in Northburn Place, Airdrie, on February 2.
The former model, who was horrifically burned in an acid attack four years ago, wants to help Scots living with disfigurement.
CANADIAN David Roche reckons facial disfigurement had a relatively benign effect on his sexual development - at least compared to being raised as a Catholic
Continual exposure of bare feet to the volcanic soil causes 1 in 20 people to develop a painful inflammation of the lower extremities that, over time, leads to foot disfigurement.
A NEW research study needs help from people in the North West to understand what it's like to experience and live with an acquired facial disfigurement.
A MIDLANDS disfigurement charity has launched a face your fears fundraising campaign.
The controversial legislation sets a one-size-fits-all cap on medical malpractice damages for disfigurement, mutilation, loss of limb, paralysis, pain, suffering, blindness and death.
Tackling the prejudices experienced by someone with a serious facial disfigurement by comparing it to the vanity-induced obsessions ofaself-confessed beauty addict, it's a new take on the age-old beauty debate.
Unlike traditional surgical approaches to head and neck cancer, TORS patients are able to return to their normal lives only a few days after surgery without significant pain and disfigurement.
MORE than one million people in the UK who are living with a disfigurement may not be getting the psychological support they need to aid recovery, research showed.