Pronunciation: (dis-fig'yur; Brit.dis-fig'ur), [key]
—v.t., -ured, -ur•ing.
1. to mar the appearance or beauty of; deform; deface: Our old towns are increasingly disfigured by tasteless new buildings.
2. to mar the effect or excellence of: His reputation was disfigured by instances of political favoritism.
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