contortion definition

  • noun:
    • The work of contorting, twisting or deforming anything, especially oneself.
    • a kind of acrobatic show that involves the dramatic bending and flexing of human anatomy.
    • A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a-twist.
    • The act of twisting or wrenching, or even the condition to be twisted or wrenched; particularly, the act of writhing, especially spasmodically; a-twist; wry movement; distortion: as, the contortion of the muscles of the face.
    • In surgery, a twisting or wresting of a limb or person in the body regarding its natural situation; limited dislocation.
    • In vegetable teratol., an irregular twisting or bending of this stems or branches of flowers, because different factors, usually accidental.
    • In geology, the disordered mindset of irregularly folded stratified rocks.
    • the work of turning or deforming the form of anything (age.g., yourself)
    • a tortuous and twisted shape or place

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