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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contort  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contort 
  v  :  twist  and  press  out  of  shape  [syn:  {deform},  {distort},  {wring}] 




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