characterized by, tending toward, or causing contortions or twisting: contortive movements; contortive pain; contortive alleyways.
Origin of contortive
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Then, with a contortive shudder, he rolled over and over the steps, and lay face downward upon the ground-dead.The Pomp of the Lavilettes, Complete