[syn: contortion, deformation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Deformation \Def`or*ma"tion\, n. [L. deformatio: cf. F.
1. The act of deforming, or state of anything deformed. --Bp.
2. Transformation; change of shape.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a change for the worse [syn: distortion, deformation]
2: alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a
result of the application of stress to it
3: the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something
(e.g., yourself) [syn: contortion, deformation]