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 for deform
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deform \De*form"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deformed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Deforming.] [L. deformare; de- + formare to form, shape,
     fr. forma: cf. F. d['e]former. See Form.]
     1. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to
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              Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time
              Into this breathing world.            --Shak.
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     2. To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or
        perfection; to dishonor.
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              Above those passions that this world deform.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deform \De*form"\, a. [L. deformis; de- + forma form: cf. OF.
     deforme, F. difforme. Cf. Difform.]
     Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid. [Obs.]
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           Sight so deform what heart of rock could long
           Dry-eyed behold?                         --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
      2: twist and press out of shape [syn: contort, deform,
         distort, wring]
      3: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;
         "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong
         man could turn an iron bar" [syn: flex, bend, deform,
         twist, turn] [ant: unbend]
      4: become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the
      5: alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was
         deformed by leprosy" [syn: deform, distort, strain]
      6: assume a different shape or form [syn: change shape,
         change form, deform]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "deform":
     accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, batter, better,
     blemish, blur, break up, change, check, cicatrize, confuse,
     contort, convert, crack, craze, cripple, damage, deface, denature,
     disfigure, disorder, disproportion, distort, diversify, fit, flaw,
     fog up, impair, improve, injure, jumble, kink, maim, mangle, mar,
     meliorate, mess up, misshape, mitigate, modify, modulate, muddle,
     mutate, mutilate, obfuscate, obscure, overthrow, qualify,
     re-create, realign, rebuild, reconstruct, redesign, refit, reform,
     remake, renew, reshape, restructure, revamp, revive,
     ring the changes, scab, scar, scarify, screw up, shift the scene,
     shuffle the cards, split, spoil, squinch, subvert, torture,
     truncate, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide,
     turn upside down, twist, unform, unshape, vary, warp, wind,
     work a change, worsen

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