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Meaning of CONTORT

Pronunciation:  kun'tort

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  twist and press out of shape
 

CONTORT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: deform, distort, wring
 
 See Also: morph, twine, twist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tort"\, v. t. [L. contortus, p. p. of contorquere
to twist; con- + torquere to twist. See {Torture}.]
To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to
distort; to wrest.

      The vertebral arteries are variously contorted. --Ray.

      Kant contorted the term category from the proper
      meaning of attributed.                   --Sir W.
                                               Hamilton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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