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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin distortum, past participle of distorqueō (to twist, torture, distort).

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Verb edit

distort (third-person singular simple present distorts, present participle distorting, simple past and past participle distorted)

  1. (transitive) To bring something out of shape, to misshape.
  2. (intransitive, ergative) To become misshapen.
  3. (transitive) To give a false or misleading account of
    In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.

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  • (to bring something out of shape): deform

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Adjective edit

distort (comparative more distort, superlative most distort)

  1. (obsolete) Distorted; misshapen.