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  Words related to deform

Related / Similar Words: change shape, change form, distort, strain, flex, bend, twist, turn, contort, wring

 

Definition:
  • assume a different shape or form;
  • alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy";
  • become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake";
  • 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";
  • twist and press out of shape;
  • make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture";

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    Hyponyms: roll, granulate, grain, bulge, pouch, protrude, sharpen, taper, point, roll up, furl, flatten, flatten out, draw, dinge, batter, twist, twine, distort, flex, bend, turn, unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend, pop, pop out, bulge out, bug out, come out, jaundice, indent, dent, incurvate, gnarl, crank, convolve, convolute, morph

     

    Grouped Verbs: wring, wrench

     

    Derivational Morphology: deformation, strain, distortion, contortion, bender, fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend, distorted shape, tortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, crookedness

     

    Anagrams: formed

     

     
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