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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.
For many, having a disfiguration or scar covered up gives them back their self-confidence.
In Lady Chatterley's Lover, the paradigm for all such disfigurations is that writ large on the national body of England, when its historical decay is configured as a sequence of substitutions, rooted in similarity and difference.
Examining an array of textual figuration and disfiguration, this paper locates historically-specific, ideological moments couched in the futurist narrative of the post-human perspective and the textual rhetoricity of its delimitation.
Cook has had 50 operations, which have not significantly improved the disfiguration from the burns.
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.
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.
This image communicates his understanding that all figurations are also disfigurations and that all attempts to face the text, to give it face through reading, will deface it through misreading as well.
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.
One of Nagel's larger arguments is that in depictions of the dead Christ Michelangelo reacted against the tendency to emphasize Christ's suffering: "Removing the blotches of blood and the wounds from Christ's body like so many overpaintings and disfigurations, Michelangelo offered instead a pristine and radiant dead Christ based on the models of ancient sculpture.