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  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. a twisting force Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A twisting or rotation of a bodily part or member on its axis. Medical Dictionary DB
  6. The act of turning or twisting; the wrenching or twisting of a body by lateral force, or side motion; the state of being twisted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Torsional. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Arteriostrepsis. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. 1. A twisting or rotation of a part upon its axis. 2. Twisting of the cut end of an artery to arrest hemorrhage. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Act of twisting or turning a body: the force with which a thread or wire tends to return when twisted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Act of twisting; recoil of anything twisted. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of twisting, the state of being twisted, or the result of twisting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Act of twisting; the force with which a wire or rod when twisted tends to return to its original state; the stopping of a haemorrhage by twisting the ends of the blood-vessels. Torsion balance, an instrument for estimating very minute forces, by the action of a twisted thread or wire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The act of turning of twisting; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the action of a lateral force. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The twisting round of a gastropod body as it develops. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  16. [Latin] The twisting round of a gastropod body as it develops (zool.). na
  17. tor'shun, n. act of twisting or turning a body: the force with which a thread or wire tends to return when twisted, the kind of strain produced in a bar or wire when one end is kept fixed and the other is rotated about the axis: (surg.) a method of common application for the purpose of checking arterial hæmorrhage in certain cases, by twisting the cut end of the artery.--n. TORSIBIL'ITY.--adj. TOR'SIONAL, pertaining to, or resulting from, torsion.--n. TOR'SION-BAL'ANCE, an instrument for measuring very minute forces by a delicate horizontal bar or needle, suspended by a very fine thread or wire.--adj. TOR'SIVE, twisted spirally. [L. torsio--torqu[=e]re, tortum, to twist.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. [Latin] A twisting; as T. of arteries. na
  19. [Latin] Rotation of the vertical meridian of the cornea inward or outward. T. balance, see Balance. na
  20. Twisting; (Bot.) state of being spirally twisted, so torsive a.; (medieval) twisting of cut end of artery after operation &c. to check haemorrhage; t. balance (for measuring minute forces by means of fine twisted wire). Hence torsional, torsionless, aa., torsionally adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. Act of twisting; state of being twisted. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. The act or process of twisting. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. The act of twisting [L.]. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. The resistance offered by the elasticity of a body to its being twisted, and so the force with which a twisted thread or wire tends to recover its form. If a thin thread or wire is held at one end and twisted by a couple (two equal opposite forces acting at opposite ends of an arm), the angle through which the arm of the couple turns before it is balanced by the elasticity of torsion is the Angle of Torsion. In a Torsion balance the intensity of a small force or couple is estimated by observing the angle of torsion of a standard thread or wire ; used in electrical measurements. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [Latin] Act of turning or twisting; that force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns or tends to return to a state of rest after it has been twisted. Cabinet Dictionary

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