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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.

2.

A wresting from the true meaning.

Bp. Wren.

3.

The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.

4. Med.

An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.

 

© Webster 1913.