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disfigure (verb) spoil the appearance/beauty of.

A scar disfigures a beautiful face; that is, the scar makes the face ugly or spoils the beauty of the face. The damaged face of a statue disfigures it, because it spoils the beauty of it.

  • Hosts of invaders have disfigured the ancient Egyptian sculptures and the surface of the pyramids.
  • Ann's face, though extremely beautiful, is disfigured by the mole on the left cheek, and she is going to have it removed by plastic surgery.
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