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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distort  \Dis*tort"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Distorted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Distorting}.] 
  1.  To  twist  of  natural  or  regular  shape;  to  twist  aside 
  physically;  as  to  distort  the  limbs,  or  the  body. 
 
  Whose  face  was  distorted  with  pain.  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  To  force  or  put  out  of  the  true  posture  or  direction;  to 
  twist  aside  mentally  or  morally. 
 
  Wrath  and  malice,  envy  and  revenge,  do  darken  and 
  distort  the  understandings  of  men.  --Tillotson. 
 
  3.  To  wrest  from  the  true  meaning;  to  pervert;  as  to  distort 
  passages  of  Scripture,  or  their  meaning. 
 
  Syn:  To  twist;  wrest;  deform;  pervert. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distorted 
  adj  1:  strained  or  wrenched  out  of  normal  shape;  "old  trees  with 
  contorted  branches";  "scorched  and  distorted  fragments 
  of  steel";  "trapped  under  twisted  steel  girders"  [syn: 
  {contorted},  {twisted}] 
  2:  so  badly  formed  or  out  of  shape  as  to  be  ugly;  "deformed 
  thalidomide  babies";  "his  poor  distorted  limbs";  "an 
  ill-shapen  vase";  "a  limp  caused  by  a  malformed  foot"; 
  "misshapen  old  fingers"  [syn:  {deformed},  {ill-shapen},  {malformed}, 
  {misshapen}] 
  3:  having  an  intended  meaning  altered  or  misrepresented;  "many 
  of  the  facts  seemed  twisted  out  of  any  semblance  to 
  reality";  "a  perverted  translation  of  the  poem"  [syn:  {misrepresented}, 
  {perverted},  {twisted}] 




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