disfigures, 3rd person singular present; disfigured, past participle; disfigured, past tense; disfiguring, present participle;
Spoil the attractiveness of
litter disfigures the countryside
a disfiguring birthmark
deface: mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
(disfigured) having the appearance spoiled; "a disfigured face"; "strip mining left a disfigured landscape"
Disfigurement is the state of having one's appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically, as from a disease, birth defect, or wound.
Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative
(v) To add any unauthorised charge, device or wording to the field of a flag, particularly when it is of an insulting or pejorative nature (see also ‘charge’, ‘desecrate’ and ‘device’ and compare with ‘deface’).
Bottom is confusing “figure,” or “symbolize,” with “disfigure,” or “deface.”