Distortion Dis*tor"tion, n. [L. distortio: cf. F. distortion.] 1. The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body. [1913 Webster]

2. A wresting from the true meaning. --Bp. Wren. [1913 Webster]

3. The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion. [1913 Webster]

4. (Med.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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