adjective see contort

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  • Contortive — Con*tor tive, a. Expressing contortion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contortive — contortively, adv. /keuhn tawr tiv/, adj. characterized by, tending toward, or causing contortions or twisting: contortive movements; contortive pain; contortive alleyways. [1855 60; CONTORT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • contortive — adj. tending to contort, tending to twist out of shape …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contortive — con·tor·tive …   English syllables

  • contortive — kənˈtȯrd.iv, tȯ(ə)d. adjective : causing or characterized by or tending to contortions or twisting …   Useful english dictionary

  • contort — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin contortus, past participle of contorquēre, from com + torquēre to twist more at torture Date: 15th century transitive verb to twist in a violent manner < features contorted with fury > intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • torsional — Synonyms and related words: ambagious, anfractuous, circuitous, circumlocutory, contortional, contortive, convolutional, distortive, flexuose, flexuous, involute, involuted, involutional, labyrinthine, mazy, meandering, meandrous, rivose,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soixante-neuf —    simultaneous fellatio and cunnilingus    The reversible numbers 6 and 9, indicating the position adopted by the participants. This French form is normal in the British Isles I speak etymologically with six à neuf being rare:     ... six à neuf …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • contortion — [kən tôr′shən] n. [ME contorsioun] 1. a contorting or being contorted, esp. of the face or body 2. a contorted condition or position contortive adj …   English World dictionary

  • contortionate — kənˈtȯ(r)sh(ə)nə̇t, ˌnāt adjective : contortive * * * contorˈtional or contorˈtionate adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑contort …   Useful english dictionary

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