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Noun: deformation  ,dee,for'mey-shun or ,de-fu(r)'mey-shun
  1. A change for the worse
    - distortion
  2. Alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
  3. The act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
    - contortion

Derived forms: deformations

Type of: alteration, change, change of shape, damage, harm, impairment, modification

Encyclopedia: Deformation