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One entry found for distort.
Main Entry: dis·tort
Pronunciation: dis-primarystresstodot(schwa)rt
Function: verb
Etymology: from Latin distortus, past participle of distorquemacronre "to distort, twist out of proper meaning," from dis- "reverse, apart" and torquemacronre "to twist" --related to EXTORT, RETORT, TORTURE
1 : to tell in a way that is misleading : MISREPRESENT <distorted the facts>
2 : to twist out of a natural, normal, or original shape or condition
- dis·tort·er noun

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