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Definition of contortion:

  1. A twist or twisting; a wresting; a wry motion; a wresting or twisting of a part of the body out of its natural place, as the muscles of the face or a limb.

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tortuousness, bending, grimace, torque, knot, convulsion, system, fidget, jerk, contort, method, tortuosity, twist, warping, screwing, crookedness, convulse, mode, procedure, tactic, technique, flail, misshaping, manner, basis, torsion, way, deviousness, complicatedness, complication, means, knottiness, turning, fit, flounder, pout, deformation, malformation, squinching, fidgety, torturing.

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