Detort

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Detort To turn form the original or plain meaning; to pervert; to wrest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • detort Same as distort.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Detort de-tort′ to distort
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. detortus, p. p. of detorquere, to turn away; de, + torquere, to turn about, twist: cf. F. détorquer, détordre,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. detorquēre, detortum; de, away, and torquere, twist.