1. [ noun ] a change for the worse
Synonyms: distortion
Related terms: damage warp deform
2. [ noun ] (physics) alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
Related terms: change shear strain contort deform deform change_shape
3. [ noun ] the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
Synonyms: contortion
Related terms: change_of_shape contort
Similar spelling:   deformational