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As if from abstort, from Latin ab, abs + tortus, past participle of torquere to twist.


abstorted (comparative more abstorted, superlative most abstorted)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Wrested away.
    • 1855, Edward Nichols Dennys, The Alpha, or first principle of the human mind:
      He has abstorted the Lightning from the clouds
    • 1850, American Vegetarian & Health Journal:
      by adopting a pure normal regimen, which strikes at the root of all quackery and causes it to die a sudden and abstorted death.