De*tort" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Detorting.] [L. detortus, p. p. of detorquere to turn away; de + torquere to turn about, twist: cf. F. d'etorquer, d'etordre.]

To turn form the original or plain meaning; to pervert; to wrest.

Hammond.

 

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