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English noun: contortion

1. contortion (act) the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)


Synonymsdeformation


Broader (hypernym)change of shape

2. contortion (shape) a tortuous and twisted shape or position


SamplesThey built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs.
The acrobat performed incredible contortions.


Synonymscrookedness, torsion, tortuosity, tortuousness


Broader (hypernym)distorted shape, distortion









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