Definition of Contortive

1. a. Expressing contortion.



Definition of Contortive

1. Adjective. Showing contortion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contortive

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Contortive

contornos
contorsion
contorsional
contort
contorted
contortedly
contortedness
contorting
contortion
contortionate
contortionism
contortionist
contortionistic
contortionists
contortions
contortive (current term)
contorts
contortuplicate
contos
contour
contour feather
contour feathers
contour interval
contour language
contour line
contour lines
contour lines of Owen
contour map
contour sheet
contour tone

Literary usage of Contortive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... and the ¡estivation is contortive. Plate IV. Anacardium occidentale, Cashew-nut plant, belonging to the Nat Ord. ..."

2. Considerations on the Causes Objects and Consequences of the Present War by William Roscoe (1808)
"... destructive malignity and " contortive progress he imitates, the power of fasci- " nation," Sac. Dangers of the Country, p. ..."

3. Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant (1919)
"When captured this salamander twists and turns, giving peculiar contortive movements perhaps useful in escaping its enemies. Slender salamanders keep well ..."

4. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1838)
"... they may occasion, those sappers gradually undermine the roots, perforate the soil, and make it a complete gallery by their contortive evolutions. ..."

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