Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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DISTORT, verb transitive [Latin , to twist.]

1. To twist out of natural or regular shape; as, to distort the neck, the limbs or the body; to distort the features.

2. To force or put out of the true posture or direction.

Wrath and malice, envy and revenge distort the understanding.

3. To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of scripture, or their meaning.

DISTORT, adjective Distorted.