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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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She had so laid him there, as that she might see his disfigured face; it was so much disfigured that his mother might have covered it, but it was above and beyond disfigurement in her eyes.
l The most common causes of disfigurements include a cleft lip, birthmark or craniofacial condition; physical injury, such as burns, accidents, car crash injuries, scarring or dog bites; or health conditions, including eczema, acne or vitiligo.
A reports aid he had been offensive to liken a Toyota Prius camper van to people with facial disfigurements while slurring his speech.
Dubai: As part of its Ramadan Programme 2012, the American Hospital Dubai has pledged support to Operation Smile, the UAE charity that provides free surgeries to correct cleft palate or facial disfigurements in children.
A COUNTY Durham man is at the forefront of a nationwide cinema campaign to halt prejudice against people with facial disfigurements.
Changing Faces is challenging everyone to face their fears between October 16 and 23 to make sure that people with disfigurements receive the support they need to live confident and happy lives.
The three-year study, the largest of its kind and funded by The Healing Foundation charity, involved 1,265 people with a variety of disfigurements, including those resulting from skin conditions, head and neck cancer, or amputation.
The 48-year-old said life is harder for people with facial disfigurements because of the media's obsession with beauty.
Vorderman, 48, a former pupil of Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl, said life is harder for people with facial disfigurements because of the national obsession with beauty.
Vorderman, patron of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLPA), said life was harder for people with facial disfigurements because of the national obsession with beauty.
Growing up and dealing with the resulting disfigurements was the catalyst for her founding and directing the organization.
com) fee to the UK registered charity, Changing Faces which supports and represents people who have disfigurements from any cause.