Dis*tor"tion (?), n. [L. distortio: cf. F. distortion.]
The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
A wresting from the true meaning.
The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.
© Webster 1913.