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Definitions of contortion

  1. a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the contortion of the muscles of the face. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Unnatural twisting or writhing; a bending out of shape. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A violent twisting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A twisting; bending into unnatural positions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of contorting; writhing, as of the limbs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Contortive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A twisting; a writhing; a wresting; a twisting or wresting of a limb or member of the body out of its natural situation; partial dislocation, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A twist or twisting; a wresting; a wry motion; a wresting or twisting of a part of the body out of its natural place, as the muscles of the face or a limb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Twisting; twisted state (esp. of face or body). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. A twisting or writhing of the body or of a part. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  13. n. A twisting; a writhing; a twist; wry motion; distortion; partial dislocation of a limb. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Twist, wry motion, flexure. Complete Dictionary
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