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Noun: contortion  kun'tor-shun
  1. The act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
    - deformation
  2. A tortuous and twisted shape or position
    "the acrobat performed incredible contortions";
    - tortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, crookedness

Derived forms: contortions

Type of: change of shape, distorted shape, distortion

Encyclopedia: Contortion