[ kuh n-tawr-tiv ]
/ kənˈtɔr tɪv /
characterized by, tending toward, or causing contortions or twisting: contortive movements; contortive pain; contortive alleyways.
Related formscon·tor·tive·ly, adverbun·con·tor·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for contortive
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|Gilbert Parker