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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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She had so laid him there, as that she might see his disfigured face; it was so much disfigured that his mother might have covered it, but it was above and beyond disfigurement in her eyes.
I fancy this sort of disfigurement embittered the poor chap a little; for while Smythe was ready to show off his monkey tricks anywhere, James Welkin (that was the squinting man's name) never did anything except soak in our bar parlour, and go for great walks by himself in the flat, grey country all round.
The rite was performed, sometimes with a knife, sometimes with a hot iron, but always, says Arsenius Asceticus, acceptably if the penitent spared himself no pain nor harmless disfigurement. Scarification, with other crude penances, has now been superseded by benefaction.
FROM TODAY UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 2 Visual arts / Lucy Burscough: Facing Out In a startling report, published last year, it was revealed that 80% of people with facial disfigurements had been abused or harassed in the street.
Persistent and lasting disfigurements or loss of skills may increase depression, psychological distress, fear of recurrence and suicidal ideation.
Rory, of Ayr, has also been the poster boy for a campaign to make abuse against people with disfigurements a hate crime.
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.
Summary: London [United Kingdom] Mar 25 (ANI): A new campaign, urging people living with disfigurements to embrace and love their scars is getting immense popularity on social media.
Catrin, from Rossett, Wrexham, joined the project spearheaded by London-based Sophie Mayanne because she wanted to inspire people with disfigurements not to be ashamed and be more confident about their bodies.
It aims to influence schools and workplaces to create more inclusive environments for people with disfigurements.
As well as boosting the profile for injured veterans, Mr Weston has also gained plaudits in helping to change people's perceptions about disability - particularly those with disfigurements.
SCL's specialist lenses are used by ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians to treat people with eye trauma and disfigurements.