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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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Father O'Murchu also disfigures the sense and significance of the religious vows of poverty, obedience and chastity.
The court ruled that "state health insurance only has to pay for hair replacement when a bald head disfigures a person so severely that they would be ostracized from public life," adding, "that is not the case with men.
In this way the book, most promising in its beginning, disfigures its own claims as well as our expectations.