un contorted

contorted

[kuhn-tawr-tid]
adjective
1.
twisted in a violent manner; distorted.
2.
twisted back on itself; convoluted.

Origin:
1615–25; contort + -ed2

contortedly, adverb
contortedness, noun
intercontorted, adjective
uncontorted, adjective
uncontortedly, adverb
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contorted (kənˈtɔːtɪd)
 
adj
1.  twisted out of shape
2.  (esp of petals and sepals in a bud) twisted so that they overlap on one side
 
con'tortedly
 
adv
 
con'tortedness
 
n

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contort
1622, from L. contortus, prp. of contorquere "to whirl, twist," from com- "together" + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Related: Contorted (pp. adj., 1620s).
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