(adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Deformed, misshapen.


1. make formless

- the heat deformed the plastic sculpture

Definition categories: contact, alter, change, modify

2. twist and press out of shape

Similar word(s): contort, distort, wring

Definition categories: contact, distort, twine, twist

3. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Similar word(s): bend, flex, turn, twist

Definition categories: contact, deform

4. become misshapen

- The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake

Definition categories: change, deform

5. alter the shape of (something) by stress

- His body was deformed by leprosy

Similar word(s): distort, strain

Definition categories: change, form, shape

6. assume a different shape or form

Definition categories: change

Sentences with deform as a verb:

- a face deformed by bitterness

- a marriage deformed by jealousy