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dis-torquĕo , rsi, rtum (
I.supine, distorsum acc. to Prisc. 871 P.), 2, v. a., to turn different ways, to twist, distort (rare but class.).
II. Meton., to torment, torture.
B. Trop.: “quem repulsa distorqueat (with amore cruciari),Sen. Ep. 74: “cogitationem,Petr. 52, 2.—Hence, distortus , a, um, P. a., distorted, misshapen, deformed, dwarfish.
B. Trop.: “nullum (genus enuntiandi) distortius,more perverse, unseemly, Cic. Fat. 8 fin.—Adv. does not occur.
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