Definition of distort
- distorted the facts
- a face distorted by pain
- the new lights distorted colors
- The singer's voice was electronically distorted.
- distort justice
- Heat caused the wax figures to distort.
Her face was distorted by pain.
The odd camera angle distorted her figure in the photograph.
The sound of the guitar was distorted.
Heat caused the plastic to distort.
She felt he was distorting the facts.
The story was distorted by the press.
The loss of both her parents at an early age distorted her outlook on life.
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: to change the natural, normal, or original shape, appearance, or sound of (something) in a way that is usually not attractive or pleasing
: to change (something) so that it is no longer true or accurate
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