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de- +‎ figure +‎ -ation


  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˌfɪɡjəˈɹeɪʃən/


defiguration (countable and uncountable, plural defigurations)

  1. (obsolete) disfiguration; mutilation
    • 1628, Joseph Hall, Christian Liberty Laid Forth
      Those ceremonies were prefigurations of Christ to come : these traditions are defigurations and deformations of Christ exhibited

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for defiguration in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)