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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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Varghese, who bemoaned the disfiguring of his artwork, after visiting the site following the controversy.
The team has also ruled out people with disfiguring diseases like Pascal Coler, 30 - dubbed a modern-day Elephant Man - who had the world's first successful full transplant in Paris last year.
In her latest Adam Dalgliesh mystery, the first victim is investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, murdered in a Dorset plastic surgery clinic, where she has checked in to have a disfiguring facial scar treated.
Can those funding this also reveal and justify its cost, and the disfiguring of the famous views of the Tyne bridges.
It seems almost to be a universal rule that more means worse: unthinking architecture and mindless site planning on a truly gigantic scale, the mutating spawn of high-minded Modernism disfiguring cities and landscapes across the world.
A mother wept openly as she was sentenced to three years in jail for permanently disfiguring her child after picking at scabs on her body.
By examining geographic patterns of outbreaks of a disfiguring skin disease in tropical nations, scientists are finding tentative clues about how the ailment spreads.
Many children in such areas born with cleft palates or other disfiguring birth defects, or those disfigured by burns, have resigned themselves to their fate in life.
regulators Friday to treat psoriasis, a disfiguring skin disease that affects millions of Americans.
There she met large numbers of women, none of whom bore the disfiguring scars.
Like an addict whose illness compels the same hurtful patterns and disfiguring decisions, the U.
Maxwell Maltz had a revelation after witnessing behavioral and personality changes in patients after disfiguring accidents or corrective surgery: How you see and what you believe about your self-image controls absolutely what you can and cannot accomplish.