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(obsolete) Distorted; misshapen.
Latin distorquēre distort- dis- apart dis– torquēre to twist terkw- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin distortum, past participle of distorquēre (“to twist, torture, distort”)
The bard will exaggerate or distort his story.
He protests against its use for controversial pamphlets which distort the truth.
Why not befriend nature (ie human nature) instead trying to distort it with cruelty?
Typically the more heavily curved glasses will distort vision with prescription lenses, but some manufacturers have the enhanced technology to create these types of glasses with minimal distortion.
It is certainly true to say that to project the world in which we look round onto a flat plane is to distort it.
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