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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)

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One of the most horrifying forms of gender-based violence in Pakistan, throwing acid (usually sulphuric acid) on women--with malicious intent to take revenge, disfigure and harm the person--has long-lasting physical and psychological consequences.
Yes, slugs and snails do disfigure plants by scraping away plant tissue with their rasping mouths.
With new preoccupations that seek to disfigure the prism, undo formalities and make buildings disappear, built on a thorough understanding of his home city where the majority of his work has been carried out, no longer does the rotundity of the object prevail.
As one who graduated from the very center of global "technopoly" (MIT), Brian Tokar is well positioned as an insider critic of a technology that would disfigure, even destroy, life itself, simply because it can be done, and moreover, be done for money, the one true god.
"Black scars disfigure / the ruddy cheeks of new mornings in Dixie / (lynched black men hanging from green trees)/Blind justice kicked, beaten, taken for a ride / and left for dead."
The advantage of Berry's approach is that it demonstrates very clearly the ways in which dominant cultural values, by dominating, distort or "disfigure" the competing values they oppress.
He says that by turning immigrants into pariahs, we disfigure society.
In cutting up all manner of small Birds, it is proper to say, Thigh them; as thigh that Woodcock, thigh that Pidgeon; but as to others say; Mince that Plover, Wing that Quail, and Wing that Partridg, Allay that Pheasant, Untach that Curlew, Unjoint that Bittern, Disfigure that Peacock, Display that Crane, Dismember that Hern, Unbrace that Mallard, Frust that chicken, Spoil that Hen, Sauce that Capon, Lift that Swan, Rear that Goose, Tire that Egg.
It did not disfigure as smallpox did, and it did not kill quickly, but it progressed inexorably and took a heavy toll, of young people particularly.
AUsually Water stains disfigure a However, wax polish rubbed firmly into the stain can also work.
Further, Rajesh voluntarily agreed to disfigure his face by pouring acid on it.
Ryan Quigley, 22, tried to permanently disfigure Shelby Shearer, 18, because he believed it would make her less attractive to other men.