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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contorted  \Con*tort"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Twisted,  or  twisted  together.  ``A  contorted  chain  of 
  icicles.''  --Massinger. 
 
  2.  (Bot.) 
  a  Twisted  back  upon  itself  as  some  parts  of  plants. 
  b  Arranged  so  as  to  overlap  each  other  as  petals  in 
  contorted  or  convolute  [ae]stivation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contorted 
  adj  1:  twisted  (especially  as  in  pain  or  struggle);  "his  mad 
  contorted  smile";  "writhed  lips";  "my  writhen 
  features"-  Walter  scott  [syn:  {writhed},  {writhen}] 
  2:  strained  or  wrenched  out  of  normal  shape;  "old  trees  with 
  contorted  branches";  "scorched  and  distorted  fragments  of 
  steel";  "trapped  under  twisted  steel  girders"  [syn:  {distorted}, 
  {twisted}] 




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