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  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. 




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