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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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When Shelley dismisses Symbolic disfiguration by associating it with social decay, he writes from a conventionally "Romantic" perspective.
One of the major musculoskeletal challenges of osteoporosis is spinal disfiguration such as kyphoscoliosis which results in chronic back pain and also can contribute to falls and further fracture (16,17).
But this violence goes beyond the necessary disfiguration of the corpse in the embalming process and instead suggests murder.
It departed from the earlier dystopias by refitting its critique to the cultural, human, and environmental disfigurations that capitalism produces rather than by specifically vilifying technology or the state (xii).
It seemed to have more to do with the greater frustrations of a public hog-tied by being lied to daily and far more callously by a president and an administration and having no will to call them to order for these disfigurations of the truth and of our national identity.
Diller gave a cool 60 grand to aid the organization, which helps children around the world born with cleft palates and facial disfigurations.
Armstrong offers an especially fine reading of the Euclidian logic of early modern mapmaking in relation to what Lacan terms the advent of the era of the ego and the accelerated imperatives of empire, as well as the inevitable anamorphic distortions haunting such rationalized spaces--the disfigurations "on the margins of [the] Elizabethan 'world picture'" revealing its radical contingencies.
The best way of making sense of the variegated transmutations and disfigurations inflicted upon the body in Fight Club may be to consider them as cinematic tropes that gauge the nature of the fluctuating relation between subjectivity and masculinity.
In the case of the latter, limbo operates as ma allusion to the (phantom) limb, the material, spiritual, psychic, and cultural dismemberments, disfigurations, and re-assemblages that are contained within the Middle Passage.
3) Optimum Material Segregation and Salvage- with the same work parameters as detailed in method two above, except that the red brick facades would be peeled from all of the buildings to the greatest extent possible, cleaned of all mortar and any other disfigurations and organized/stockpiled/wrapped on pallets for future use on site as part of a new construction project.
It is these memories, these links with the past constructed through family history--and their public expression through documentary--that have the power to displace the distortions and disfigurations of Western media, and to reveal the exploitative nature of images that flatten history, memory, and culture into one-dimensional, consumable spectacle.
45], but facial disfigurations that come with the syndrome should be in evidence in portraiture, and, according to Martin, they are not.