Con*tort" (?), v. t. [L. contortus, p.p. of contorquere to twist; con- + torquere to twist. See Torture.]

To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest.

The vertebral arteries are variously contorted. Ray.

Kant contorted the term category from the proper meaning of attributed. Sir W. Hamilton.


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