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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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They repeatedly struck a bathroom door with the axe, dragged Mr Roy from the bathroom and struck him on the head and body with the axe and knives, all to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life and in doing so attempted to murder him.
Sheriff Derek O'Carroll told Rafferty:"This was an appalling attack that left someone with permanent disfigurement."
"It is clearly an extremely upsetting disfigurement for anyone to suffer.
Persistent and lasting disfigurements or loss of skills may increase depression, psychological distress, fear of recurrence and suicidal ideation.
He then allegedly attacked him by repeatedly punching him on the head and body that resulted in the injury and disfigurement.
Prosecutors accused the trio of beating the Pakistani and causing him a five per cent permanent disfigurement to his nose.
McLellan attacked Ms Gray on July 24, 2015, at Dunvegan Quadrant in Renfrew where he grabbed her by the body, dragged her through a close, and punched her on the head to her injury and permanent disfigurement.
A third man also appeared in the court on a petition alleging assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement. Peter McLean, 37, from Dumfries, also made no plea or declaration and was also allowed bail.
That's why Changing Faces is launching the first-ever hate crime campaign aimed at informing people with disfigurements about their rights if they are victims.
A team of reconstruction surgeons removed the large tumour from the girl's left breast and reconstructed the area, to avoid distortions and disfigurement, which doctors said could heavily affect the young girl's physiological health in the future.