Definition for DIS-TOR'TION

DIS-TOR'TION, n. [L. distortio.]

  1. The act of distorting or wresting; a twisting out of regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
  2. The state of being twisted out of shape; deviation from natural shape or position; crookedness; grimace.
  3. A perversion of the true meaning of words.

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