Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
  2. (verb, contact) form into a spiral shape
  3. (verb, contact) twist and press out of shape
  4. (verb, communication) affect as in thought or feeling
    The sadness tinged his life
  5. (verb, change) alter the shape of (something) by stress

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Origin of the word Distort

  1. 1580s, from L. distortus, pp. of distorquere "to twist different ways, distort," from dis- "completely" + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Related: Distorted; distorting. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Distort

dastard, destroyed, dexterity, dish the dirt, distorted, distrait, doctorate, dog turd, dog-tired, dogtrot, dutch treat

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