Detorting
Detort De*tort", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detorting}.] [L. detortus, p. p. of detorquere to turn away; de + torquere to turn about, twist: cf. F. d['e]torquer, d['e]tordre.] To turn form the original or plain meaning; to pervert; to wrest. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

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  • Detort — De*tort , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detorting}.] [L. detortus, p. p. of detorquere to turn away; de + torquere to turn about, twist: cf. F. d[ e]torquer, d[ e]tordre.] To turn form the original or plain meaning; to pervert; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detorted — Detort De*tort , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detorting}.] [L. detortus, p. p. of detorquere to turn away; de + torquere to turn about, twist: cf. F. d[ e]torquer, d[ e]tordre.] To turn form the original or plain meaning; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detortion — De*tor tion, n. The act of detorting, or the state of being detorted; a twisting or warping. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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