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Synonyms for deform

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deform(verb)

    make formless

    "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"

    change shape, change form, twist, flex, distort, bend, wring, strain, contort, turn

  2. contort, deform, distort, wring(verb)

    twist and press out of shape

    turn, warp, extort, strain, wring, bend, rack, wrench, color, twist, colour, falsify, squeeze, distort, garble, twine, tinge, contort, flex, change shape, change form, gouge

  3. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn(verb)

    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"

    bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, change state, change form, crouch, contort, release, rick, work, call on, worm, bow, change by reversal, flex, convolute, deflect, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, sour, reverse, sophisticate, change shape, sprain, curve, twist around, twist, twine, distort, ferment, wrestle, turn over, wring, plow, writhe, strain, squirm, turn away, pervert, stoop, plough

  4. deform(verb)

    become misshapen

    "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"

    change shape, change form, twist, flex, distort, bend, wring, strain, contort, turn

  5. deform, distort, strain(verb)

    alter the shape of (something) by stress

    "His body was deformed by leprosy"

    turn, warp, try, stress, strain, filter out, tense up, reach, wring, bend, tense, extend, color, twist, sift, separate out, filter, colour, falsify, puree, garble, strive, filtrate, twine, tinge, contort, flex, sieve, change shape, change form, distort

  6. change shape, change form, deform(verb)

    assume a different shape or form

    change form, twist, flex, change shape, bend, wring, strain, turn, contort, distort


  1. deform(verb)

    distort, contort, warp

  2. deform(verb)

    Deformed, misshapen.

    contort, distort, warp

  3. deform(verb)

    To remove the looks of; to disfigure; as, a face deformed by bitterness.

    warp, distort, contort

  4. deform(verb)

    To mar the character of; as, a marriage deformed by jealousy.

    warp, contort, distort

  5. deform(verb)

    To alter the shape of by stress.

    warp, contort, distort

  6. deform(verb)

    To become misshapen or changed in shape.

    warp, distort, contort

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deform

    deface, disfigure, mar, spoil

    adorn, beautify, bedeck, deck, decorate, embellish, garnish, gild, illustrate, ornament

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deform(v. a.)

    disfigure, deface, mar, injure, spoil, make unsightly, make ugly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    distort, bend, warp

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How to use deform in a sentence?

  1. Marc Neveu:

    When ice is warmer and squishier, it becomes more responsive to tidal forces that deform it, mimas lacked the minimum amount of heat to start with to get tidal forces to trigger runaway heating.

  2. Wen Yang:

    We were able to see how the collagen fibers deform without a catastrophic failure including the mechanisms of twisting, folding, sliding, stretching, delamination.

  3. Riek Machar:

    salva kiir is too deform to be reform

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A proactive person needs no pressure to perform and an ineffective person offloads his pressure onto others to deform the positive work culture of the system. So practically, a progressive organization knows that no pressure environment plays a pivotal role to increase the productivity or proficiency of its workforce.

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