defeature

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

defeat +‎ -ure

Noun[edit]

defeature

  1. Defeat, overthrow, ruin.

Etymology 2[edit]

de- +‎ feature

Verb[edit]

defeature ‎(third-person singular simple present defeatures, present participle defeaturing, simple past and past participle defeatured)

  1. (rare) To deform.

Noun[edit]

defeature ‎(plural defeatures)

  1. Disfigurement, defacement, deformation.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, act ii, scene 1
      What ruins are in me that can be found, / By him not ruin'd? then is he the ground / of my defeatures.