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distortion dis·tor·tion (dĭ-stôr'shən)

  1. A twisting out of normal shape or form.

  2. A psychological defense mechanism that helps to repress or disguise unacceptable thoughts.

  3. Parataxic distortion.

dis·tor'tion·al or dis·tor'tion·ar'y adj.
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