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Definition of distortion:

  1. A wresting from the true meaning.
  2. An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.
  3. The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
  4. The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.

Synonyms:

squinching, whirl, overrefinement, deformation, torture, spin, deviance, twist, optical aberration, aberrance, straining, torment, warping, strain, agony, malformation, misshaping, distorted shape, twirl, screwing, torturing, twisting, anguish, aberrancy, aberration.

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