Definitions of contorted

  1. Twisted together; twisted back upon itself; arranged so as to overlap each other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. strained or wrenched out of normal shape; "old trees with contorted branches"; "scorched and distorted fragments of steel"; "trapped under twisted steel girders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Twisted over each other in oblique directions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Twisted; aestivation in which one leaf overlaps the next with one margin, and is overlapped by the previous on the other. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for contorted

  1. The great moon slowly circled about the sky; the scurrying clouds contorted like grotesque living things. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  2. Remm set the creature down on the box in its former queerly contorted position. – Vital Ingredient by Charles V. De Vet