[ kuh n-tawr-tiv ]
/ kənˈtɔr tɪv /


characterized by, tending toward, or causing contortions or twisting: contortive movements; contortive pain; contortive alleyways.

Origin of contortive

First recorded in 1855–60; contort + -ive

Related forms

con·tor·tive·ly, adverbun·con·tor·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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