contorted

[ kuhn-tawr-tid ]
/ kənˈtɔr tɪd /

adjective

twisted in a violent manner; distorted.
twisted back on itself; convoluted.

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Origin of contorted

First recorded in 1615–25; contort + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for contorted

contorted
/ (kənˈtɔːtɪd) /

adjective

twisted out of shape
(esp of petals and sepals in a bud) twisted so that they overlap on one side

Derived forms of contorted

contortedly, adverbcontortedness, noun
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