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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
References in classic literature ?
Would you wish me to shave my head and black my face, or disfigure myself with a burn, or a scald, or something of that sort?
From the disorders that disfigure the annals of those republics the advocates of despotism have drawn arguments, not only against the forms of republican government, but against the very principles of civil liberty.
When the dwarf saw that he screamed out: 'Is that civil, you toadstool, to disfigure a man's face?