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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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New Delhi [India], August 26 ( ANI ): A man has confessed to beheading his younger brother's wife and disfiguring her body after suspecting her of being involved in illicit relationships with others.
He said the act of washing their cars outside their homes, instead of using car washes, was an "unhealthy and disorderly phenomena" and was "disfiguring the aesthetic appearance of the city, as well as damaging both the public health and infrastructure projects".
In her latest Adam Dalgliesh mystery, the first victim is investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, murdered in a Dorset plastic surgery clinic, where she has checked in to have a disfiguring facial scar treated.
It seems almost to be a universal rule that more means worse: unthinking architecture and mindless site planning on a truly gigantic scale, the mutating spawn of high-minded Modernism disfiguring cities and landscapes across the world.
All bills exempt medically necessary procedures or reconstructive work needed after disfiguring diseases, accidents or birth defects.
Her study focused on basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, which are less dangerous than melanoma but, if untreated, can be disfiguring or even lethal.
Many children in such areas born with cleft palates or other disfiguring birth defects, or those disfigured by burns, have resigned themselves to their fate in life.
There she met large numbers of women, none of whom bore the disfiguring scars.
Like an addict whose illness compels the same hurtful patterns and disfiguring decisions, the U.S.
The team of specialists met yesterday to assess the risks posed by exploring how the baby's disfiguring condition affected her airways and they decided they should go ahead.
Maxwell Maltz had a revelation after witnessing behavioral and personality changes in patients after disfiguring accidents or corrective surgery: How you see and what you believe about your self-image controls absolutely what you can and cannot accomplish.